Meet The Team

Dr Stacey Ball, (BSc, MSc, D’Clin) Clinical Psychologist

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Stacey Ball founded The Insight Centre prior to co-founding Inspire MDT with Ms Catherine Sheahan. Prior to same, Dr Stacey worked as a psychologist within a number of organizations such as; the HSE and Google.

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Stacey completed her BSc in Liverpool John Moores University, before moving to Dublin. From there, Dr Stacey attended Trinity College to complete her MSc in Applied Psychology, before going on to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with the University of Limerick.

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Stacey has extensive experience working with children and adults offering evidence based psychological intervention and support. Dr Stacey is also very experienced in clinical assessments for example; when there is a concern of; anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or behavioral difficulties.

Catherine Sheahan (BSc, PGDip, MSc, MIASLT, MIASLTPP)

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atherine Sheahan founded CAINT Speech Therapy before co-founding Inspire MDT with Dr Stacey Ball, Clinical Psychologist. Catherine qualified from Trinity in 1997 and was awarded a Masters in 2009. Catherine has extensive experience in working with individuals with a variety of speech and language difficulties in Australia, USA and Ireland.

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atherine started her professional career working with the HSE before joining the Speech and Language Department at the University of Sydney, Australia. She experienced a variety of cases at the University of Sydney clinic including, speech delay, language delay, specific language impairment, (SLI), stuttering, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Aspergers, and literacy difficulties.

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uring her time in Australia, Catherine devised individual education plans (IEP) for students with language, learning and literacy difficulties for the Australian Department of Education. Catherine also trained teachers and resource teachers on how to use these plans to deliver the best possible results for the students.

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atherine has lectured at the University of Limerick as a key member of the Speech and Language Therapy team. During same, Catherine lectured in the areas of child speech disorders (including dyspraxia), phonetics and stuttering since 2004. Catherine also has extensive experience in running seminars and training for teachers regarding communication difficulties. Catherine develops programmes for teachers for IEP and Resource planning.

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hen working in CAINT speech therapy Catherine provides assessments and therapy to children. These provide a detailed analysis of a child’s communication strengths and weakness. All therapy programs are individualized to each child’s specific needs.

Meave Ryan, MSc. BA, Occupational Therapist

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aeve Ryan MSc. BA obtained a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Limerick, having previously graduated from the Trinity University with an Honours degree in Immunology with Biochemistry in 2012.

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aeve previously worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in Naas Hospital for two years. In this role Maeve gained experience implementing individual programmes with a variety of clients.

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aeve has a wealth of experience working with children aged 2-18 years, who presented with Downs Syndrome, dyspraxia, dyslexia, autism and ADHD in both Early Intervention and Child and Adolescent Mental Health settings.  During same, Maeve identified each child’s strengths and weaknesses, created individualized interventions and developed individual home and school programs which were aimed at targeting areas of difficulty. Maeve also liaised with SLT and psychology professionals where appropriate, and incorporated their goals into the home programs.

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aeve has experience working within a multidisciplinary team inclusive of; speech and language therapy, educational and clinical psychology, physiotherapy and psychiatry. This allowed her to order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of a client’s strengths and areas of difficulty. Maeve only uses evidence based approaches to treatment, in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for her clients.