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Educational Psychology Services
Co. Mayo, Ireland

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About


About
As an Educational Psychologist, Kathleen Browne conducts psycho educational and behavioural assessments and provides intervention frameworks and ongoing monitoring of Response to Intervention (RTI) in consultation with & problem solving with stakeholders. Screening for disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD and mental health and/or socio/ emotional difficulties includes differential diagnosis via liaison with Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology (PCC) or CAMHs, primarily with the school age population (4 - 18). She also conducts cognitive and Dyslexia/Dyscalulia assessments with third-level students and the adult population. Adult ASD and ADHD assessment is not included in this practise.

She brings 21 years of teaching and school management and communication industry experience, people skills and counseling methodologies to facilitate individual and group discussions to explore problems and options for resolving concerns. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is maintained by ongoing research and training. As a mentor for Mary Immaculate College (UL) coaching is conducted with the Third Level Student Cohort and promotes self development, linking theory and practice in child development and education and promotes reflective practice. Mental Health coaching skills are employed in coping with stress, anxiety, panic, being overwhelmed, time - management and learning resilience skills.

Accreditation
Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Experience
Educational Psychology Services
Educational Psychologist
Dates Employed: Sep 2014 – Present
Location: Mayo and South Sligo

Mary Immaculate College, Ireland
Teaching Mentor for students on school placement

Mary Immaculate College,
Dates Employed: Nov 2014 – Present
Location: Mayo, Ireland

Mental Health Coach
Educational Psychology Service
Dates Employed 2018 – Present
Location: Mayo, Ireland

Dyslexia Tutor
Company Name: Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) Part-time
Dates Employed: 2011 – 2017

NEPS
Psychologist in Training

Company Name: NEPS Internship
Dates Employed DEC 2013 – May 2014
Employment Duration: 6 months

Psychologist in Training
Company Name: Western Care Association Internship
Dates Employed: Dec 2010 – May 2011
Employment Duration: 6 months
Location: Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Department of Education and Science,
Assistant Primary Teacher/Acting Principal (Two years)

Department of Education and Science, Full-time
Dates Employed: 1981 – 2003
Employment Duration: 22 yrs

Education
Mary Immaculate College, Ireland
Field Of Study: Masters in Educational Psychology

Kingstown College
Kingstown College
Advanced Diploma in Mental Health Coaching

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Degree Name: Bachelor of Arts - BA Field Of Study Art & Design

The Open University
Degree Name: Bachelor of Science - B.Sc.
Field Of Study: Psychology, 2003 – 2007

St Patrick's Training College
Degree Name: Bachelor of Education - B.Ed
Field Of Study: English and Education, 1978 – 1981

Services


Common Disorders


Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The main symptoms of this disorder are: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention difficulties. These can severely impact on academic performance and on social development. These should be present before the child reaches the age of 7, be persistent for over 6 months, be pervasive, and must be observed in at least 2 different settings. Typical behaviours: easily distracted, disorganised, forgetful, makes careless mistakes, fails to finish tasks, leaves seat inappropriately, acts as if driven by a motor, has trouble turn with turn taking, blurts out answers without thinking, talks excessively, and interrupts others' conversations and activities.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Children with autism spectrum disorder have social deficits, communication deficits, have fixated interests, engage in repetitive play/behaviours, and can have different responses to sensory stimulation. They have difficulties engaging in "pretend play", making and keeping friends, and using language as a social tool. They can lack empathy and be insensitive to the needs of others.

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Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/Dyspraxia)

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/Dyspraxia) Children with DCD have difficulty coordinating their motor movements, and as a result, can be poorly coordinated and clumsy. This can be manifested in difficulties using cutlery, sitting up straight, immature and/or untidy handwriting, closing buttons , dressing and undressing, playing sports, jumping, running and climbing. These children can also have difficulties with attention and concentration, and can have difficulties initiating and completing tasks in school and at home.

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and spelling Cognitive difficulties include difficulties with phonological awareness, verbal memory, and verbal processing speed Children with good and poor language comprehension can have such difficulties.

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Dyscalculia

Lots of kids struggle with math, but for some the difficulties go beyond a little bit of frustration. If your child’s math troubles are serious — and persistent — they may be a sign of a learning disorder called dyscalculia. What is dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is a term used to describe specific learning disabilities that affect a child’s ability to understand, learn, and perform math and number-based operations.

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EBD (Emotional/Behavioral Disorder)

Emotional and Behavioral Disorder An emotional and behavioral disorder is an emotional disability characterized by the following: An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and/or teachers. For preschool-age children, this would include other care providers. An inability to learn which cannot be adequately explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors.

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Contact


  • Cum, Lahardane, County Mayo, Ireland
  • Postal Address: Cum, Lahardane, Ballina, Co. Mayo F26W5C9