PALS is a small family business that has been in operation for more than ten years. During this period we have provided our services to a wide range of clients. These clients have included parents, students, schools, Vocational Educational Committees (Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, etc.), National Educational Psychology Services (NEPS) and recently the North Tipperary Leadership Partnership. While the majority of our cluients are in the Munster area, we do operate a nationwide service. We have established good working relationships with our clients over this period, and we hope that the future will see these relationships continue to grow and strengthen.
Psychologists working with PALS hold postgraduate qualifications in psychology related fields and are graduate members of both the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). They are on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use with the BPS, hold Level A Certificates of Competence in Educational Testing as well as Assessment and Access Arrangements qualifications as credited by the Approved Joint Council for Qualifications and the BPS . They hold affiliate membership with the Division of Educational Psychology at the Psychological Society of Ireland, meaning their work in the area of Educational Psychology is recognised by the Division.
Clinton Greenford BSc (Psych), MSc (PRM)
Clinton is a Psychologist whose main area of expertise lies in educational and vocational assessments as well as psychological research methods. His previous research has examined reading difficulties and possible associated emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Jason Greenford B.A.; M.Ed.; B.Sc (Psych); M.Sc (Psych)
Jason is an Educational Psychologist. His expertise lies in educational assessments and individual education plans that are constructed from these. Jason is the PALS representative for the SCPA panel (Scheme for Commissioning Psychological Assessments). This is a scheme schools may make use of should their own NEPS psychologist be unavailable.
Frances O’Brien MSC, BSc, RN
Frances is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist. Her private consultancy work with PALS involves Speech and Language assessments, in addition to therapy in her killaloe clinic. Her own website is http://www.speechandlanguageclinic.ie/ .