Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Department of Education and Science
Special Educational Needs
I can inform the Deputy that assessment or diagnosis of ADHD is a matter in the first instance for a clinician and I understand that a referral has already been made in respect of this child to the relevant authority within the Child & Family Service of the HSE. I can inform the Deputy also that the child has been assessed as recently as 12 March by a psychologist from my Department's National educational Psychological Service who will be communicating with the school authorities in relation to the best way in which to support the child within the school.