Neva Watchorne

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Neva Watchorne
About me
CLEFT PALATE and other craniofacial disorders
DOWN SYNDROME and other chromosomal disorders
Dublin (North City)
Dublin (City Centre)
Dublin (South City)
083 3722166
About my practice
BSc Honours Clinical Speech and Language Studies, Trinity College Dublin 1999

I work with a limited number of private patients in order to ensure that I provide a quality service that is client-focused and directed.  I am available for home visits and like  to work inclusively with parents so that they are empowered to help their children develop and achieve their potential.  I have worked in both hospital and community settings, although my main experience was within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  As a result, I understand and have provided assessments and intervention to children with attention and concentration difficulties, emotional behavioural difficulties, selective mutism, mood disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  In addition, I have an interest in social communication difficulties and have designed and faciliated many group sessions with young children and adolescents.

I strive to deliver the intervention that is in line with current best practice and regularly carry out activities of continuous professional development.  To date I have trained in many courses including the Hanen 'It Takes Two to Talk' programme, the Michael Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stammering, the Parents Plus Early Years, Middle Years and Adolescent Programmes and the ADOS assessment.  I have also undergone training with Maggie Johnson in the area of Selective Mutism.  

More recently, I have been involved in multi-disciplinary Assessments of Need of younger children aged 1 and upwards and as a result have gained considerable expertise in the area of early assessment and intervention. I am particularly passionate about early intervention, the power of play, positive reinforcement and early language stimulation/facilitation.

I have worked within a specialist team, assessing cleft palate and velo-pharyngeal insufficiency.  As a result I have developed a special interest in this area and continue to provide therapy to children with speech errors arising from cleft palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency.

I am available on Saturdays and can carry out home visits.

Please call me to discuss your requirements further on 083 3722166.