Thursday, 5 February 2004

Ceisteanna (93)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

93 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science when psychological assessment can be arranged for persons (details supplied) in County Kildare in view of the fact that they both have special needs and are attending Scoil Na Mainistreach, Celbridge, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3544/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

As the national educational psychological service, NEPS, is not yet in a position to provide a service to Scoil Na Mainistreach, Celbridge, the school may avail of the scheme for commissioning psychological assessments, SCPA. Details of this scheme have been circulated to all schools and can also be found on my Department's website.

I understand that this school has not used its quota of assessments allowed under the scheme. The parents of the children mentioned should therefore approach the school principal with a view to commissioning individual psychological assessments for them under the terms of the scheme.