Government need to address absent psychologist for school-age children in North West – Kenny

A local TD is calling on the Government to address the absence of a psychologist for school-age children in the North West.

This is in the wake of a the parent of a child who contacted Sinn Féin TD for Sligo Leitrim, Martin Kenny about the lack of services to deal with the various disorders that the child possess.

Deputy Kenny claims that in recent weeks 50 children in the region have been transferred to access a autism spectrum disorder assessment in Northern Ireland but that funding has now been exhausted.

There is currently 68 more children without an assessment that affects their education and well being.

The Deputy claims that if the minister can’t provide this funding or temporary appoint a psychologist it will lead to further problems: