Autism Spectrum Disorder

This involves a psychological assessment, an assessment of educational achievements, observation of the child/adolescent in class and in the playground...[ ]

ADHD, EBD, ODD Assessments

In-service training courses for teachers on classroom management, management of students with ADHD and other behavioural disorders...[ ]

Psychological / Psycho-Educational

This will include a cognitive assessment, an assessment of achievements in reading, spelling, writing and mathematics, and an interview...[ ]

Race and Dare Assessments

Assessments for access to the Disability Support Services at 3rd level...[ ]

Book An Assessment

Starting the journey

Simply download and complete the applicable referral form and send it back to me either by email or by post. Or just contact me through my enquiry form, and I will get back to you as soon as possible in relation to your query.

About Edward Joyce

Background, Career & Education


Edward Joyce is an Educational Psychologist, working with students in primary schools, post-primary schools, and third level colleges. He has extensive teaching experience with first and second level students, and with students with learning difficulties. He was the Principal of St. Anne`s School, Taylors Hills, which is an integral part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), HSE, West, and he was part of a multidisciplinary team involved in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, who had social, emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric problems.

Edward also worked with the National Educational Psychological Services (NEPS) for a number of years. He takes referrals directly from parents, teachers, and from other professionals. He also works for the Department of Education and Skills (SCPA Scheme) and for many third level colleges.


  • Psychologist with National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)
  • Principal of St. Anne's School, Taylor's Hill, Galway (CAMHS)-working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Primary school teacher - worked in mainstream and learning support classes
  • Part-time lecturer on Special Education Courses in NUI, Galway, and Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick

Education and Training

  • Chartered Psychologist, Psychological Society of Ireland (Ch. Psychol. Ps. S.I.)
  • M.Sc. in Psychology (Hons.) - Open University
  • Diploma in Psychology - Open University
  • M.Ed. (Hons.) - NUI, Galway
  • H.Dip. Ed. (Hons.) - NUI, Galway
  • A&B Certificates in Occupational Testing (BPS)-
    occupational testing and personality profiling
  • Training in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
  • Training in PECS and TEACCH systems for working with ASD students
  • Training in assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Training in the assessment of ADHD and ADD
  • Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Classroom
  • Training in occupational testing and personality profiling (British Psychological Society)

Educational Psychologists

Educational Psychologists are applied psychologists who work mainly within the educational system and in the community, to further the learning and development of children and adolescents. They also work closely with the parents, teachers, and other professionals, who are involved in the education and development of these children and adolescents.