Therapeutic Learning

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

Referrals Accepted

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).

Contact Us

Ballinasloe Social Services,
Co. Galway
H53 KC98