The National Learning Network’s Educational Psychological Support Service (& private assessment service) is based at TU Dublin, Blanchardstown Campus since 2003 and is an integral part of the day-to-day student services within TU Dublin.
It is a psychology-led service providing support to students in four, third level institutions. The service adopts a holistic approach and recognises that student well-being is intertwined with their academic experiences.
What do we do?
NLN support students by designing individualised and goal-orientated support programmes targeting each area that the student wishes to improve. Students can access a range of study, wellness, social and organisational support sessions with an Assistant Psychologist. NLN recognise the needs of individuals with learning differences, and the service provides specialised supports to students with specific learning difficulties such as:
- Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder/ Asperger’s Syndrome
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD(H)D)
- Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
- Mental Health Difficulty
- Neurological Condition
- Physical Disability
- Significant Ongoing Health Conditions
Promoting student’s independence
NLN’s Educational Support Service strives to promote students’ independence and encourage them to develop the skills that will help them to flourish during their time in third level. In addition to accommodating students with medical and other support needs that have been referred by Student Services, the NLN team also provide support to the entire student population, meaning any student who needs support is welcome to come to the service to make an appointment. We provide support for students in the following ways:
One to One appointments: Working with students to develop their skills in the areas of general study skills to anxiety management, social skills and confidence building.
Group Study Skills Sessions: Working in groups on specific topics to collaborate and develop general learning skills. Keep an eye on our page for upcoming study skills classes!
Psychological Assessment: In TU Dublin and NCAD, some students require more comprehensive assessment of their needs and a small number of students receive an educational psychological assessment.
For more information on the specific services in each of the four higher educational institutions please click on the links below:
TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus)
National College of Art and Design (NCAD)
Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT)
Watch a video on our support service here