Therapeutic Learning Centre
The Therapeutic Learning Centre (formerly Therapeutic Project) is a partnership between Ballinasloe Social Services and Tusla Health Professionals, parents and carers.
Together we recognise that good quality early intervention enhances a child’s all round development and improves their chances in life. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding our therapeutic learning service.
Reaching Their Full Potential
Since 1983, a model of care called the Therapeutic Project has been in operation in Ballinasloe.
A need was identified to provide a multidisciplinary service to children and families in the community who for social, economic, developmental or emotional reasons were not realising their potential.
Addressing Concerns Early
The TLC provides a model of service which ensures that developmental concerns can be supported and addressed at an early stage. This allows preventative measures to be taken against later difficulties. This model of care is accessible and acceptable to parents who otherwise may be reluctant to access the health services.
The Therapeutic Learning Centre is provided to children with:
- Speech, language and communication difficulties
- Developmental and learning delay
- Physical disability/movement difficulties
- Behavioural and emotional problems
- Social disadvantage
Children can be referred to the Therapeutic Learning Centre by any of the following:
Tusla Family Support Services and Social Workers
Portiuncula Hospital Paediatricians
HSE Children and Adult Mental Health Service team
HSE Primary and Continuing Community Care Team
Public Health Nurses following up from developmental checks
Tusla and HSE Health Professionals
Ballinasloe Therapeutic Learning Centre
The TLC is accessible to all children and parents in the Ballinasloe area, extending to the Loughrea and Portumna areas (HSE Network 4 area). Parenting Programmes and Summer Groups are provided with the financial assistance of Tusla.
Donations And Support
Ballinasloe Social Services is a charity, registered with the Charity Regulator. Our Registered Charity Number (RCN) is 20025717. We are also registered with the Revenue Commissioners as a charity (CHY 10149).
Ballinasloe Social Services,