PALS offer a large variety of services to people of all ages.  Our services focus on providing assessments and reports for individuals and offer intervention options based on the results of those assessments with the aim of helping individuals reach their potential.

PALS reports are accepted by the HSE,  the Department of Education and Science (DES) and for qualification for the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) when applying for Third Level Education entry.

Our price list and services are listed below.  We will travel nationwide to schools for psycho-educational assessments, however the assessments for ASD need to be done in the clinic. Where travel to the school is required, there will be an additional fee to cover mileage, however if more than one assessment is booked, then this fee will be waived.    In cases where schools book 3 or more assessments, we offer a 10% discount to the overall bill.  

For parents who have previously had someone assessed with us, or who hold a medical card, we will provide a €50 discount to the overall fee.

Attainment Testing:

Literacy and numeracy testing only.  Used for DARE Application where a Cognitive assessment has already been completed but up to date literacy/numeracy scores are needed.  The required DARE Attainment Summary Sheet will be completed and given to you on the assessment date if criteria is met.

  • Fee: €100

Psycho-Educational Assessment:                                                                  

This is an assessment focusing on the learning ability of an individual and is used to identify whether a learning difficulty or disability may be present.  This includes  general learning disabilities as well as more specific disabilities such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. This assessment is suitable for individual of all ages, however we would recommend 7 years to be the youngest for Dyslexia/Dyscalculia assessments.

Fee Structure: 

  • 6 years or under (where too young to asses for dyslexia/dyslcalculia):   €250
  • Primary School:    €300
  • Secondary School and Adults:  €400

Comprehensive Psychological Assessment  (Cognitive, Behavioural and Emotional)  (Including ADHD, Anxiety, ODD, etc.): 

This assessment carries out a full psycho-educational assessment in addition to also examining behavioural, emotional and social difficulties that may be presenting at home and/or in the school environment, with the purpose of recommending supports to be put in place to help, such as a Special Needs Assistant.  This form of assessment may diagnose ADHD and EBD (Emotional Behavioural Disturbances).  Assessments are conducted using formal DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

Fee Structure: 

  • Primary School:   €450
  • Secondary School and Adults:   €550

Multi-Disciplinary Gold Standard Autistic Spectrum Disorder  (ASD) Team Assessment 

This assessment takes place over 2 phases.

Phase 1 involves a comprehensive psychological assessment, examining Educational, Behavioural, Emotional and Social Profiles and also including Gold Standard ASD diagnostic tools (the ADOS-2 observation and the 3di parental interview) administered by trained psychologists.  If this phase rules out ASD, then phase 2 will not be required and a report will be submitted.

Phase 2 will only take place when phase 1 has not ruled out ASD.  Clients will be referred to PALS Consultant Senior Speech and Language Therapist based in Killaloe, to incorporate a multi-disciplinary perspective into the assessment findings.

Fee Structure:

Children aged 3 to 5 and/or nonverbal:    Phase 1:   €600            Phase 2:    €200  

Primary School:                                             Phase 1:   €700            Phase 2:    €250

Secondary School/Adults:                            Phase 1:   €800            Phase 2:    €250