Testimonials

When my daughter was in 4th class we went to Julie for an assessment. Her educational assessment was the single most important thing we did for my daughter both for her education and her self-esteem. She went from being upset and frustrated to being confident in her abilities. It helped us to understand how she learns. Julie’s assessment laid the groundwork for my daughter to engage in her education both in school and extracurricular and she really blossomed after. She loves maths and physics. She is now studying Engineering in UCD. The assessment continued to support her through secondary school and is still a benefit as it allows her to access the academic supports that UCD offer.
Parent
Co. Laois
Julie carried out a psychological assessment with my son who is in his 3rd year in secondary school. I found her to be very thorough and professional in her work. We spoke in detail both before and after the assessment was carried out, and she explained everything clearly to me. Her report was extremely well written- clear and precise and the teachers in my son’s school complimented the report, as they found her recommendations helpful and to the point. As a result, plans were put in place to help him achieve his potential in class and the teachers had a much clearer understanding of his difficulties thanks to Julie's report. I would highly recommend Julie's services.
Parent
Co. Wexford
I wanted to give my daughter every opportunity to progress in life and when she appeared to be struggling with school work I endeavoured to try and help her. I was given Julie’s name as a point of contact and my daughter never looked back since. My daughter was nervous to meet with Julie but was put at ease straight away in the way Julie explained everything to her. We both found Julie to be very understanding, caring and helpful.
Parent
Co. Carlow
My daughter struggled throughout her secondary school years. Unfortunately, her issues went unnoticed because it was believed she just didn't read enough books and therefore she wasn't expanding her vocabulary and spellings etc. Julie was fantastic. She accommodated us at very short notice. My daughter’s assessment with Julie showed that she is dyslexic and now I also understood the reasons why my daughter struggled, got frustrated and even endured bullying. Julie was very calm and patient with her and explained everything clearly to me after her assessment. My daughter's confidence has grown and she is now getting the help and support she needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julie.
Parent
Co. Wexford
My daughter was assessed at the beginning of fifth class. Her reading was below average for her age. She was very nervous going for the assessment but never looked back. She got more resource hours in school and did Toe by Toe reading and Touch Type Read Spell (TTRS). This helped her reading and spelling and computer skills. Her language exemption also has helped especially now in secondary school.
Parent
Co. Carlow
My daughter attended for assessment due to her learning difficulties in February 2020. While she was nervous to begin with Julie put her at ease and she worked away without fuss. The report we received afterwards was very thorough and highlighted the areas that we needed to work on both at home and in school. The report made several recommendations and we are using these to support her continued learning. She is getting lots of support in school and I feel that she really is making progress especially since the assessment was completed and the work now is being directed at her needs.
Parent
Co. Kilkenny
My son visited Julie during secondary school for a learning difficulties assessment. He found Julie very helpful and pleasant. The most impressive aspect was Julie explaining the assessment to me afterwards. He is now in UCD and he appreciates the extra time in exams.
Parent
Co. Carlow
Julie Davison is a very approachable, friendly and understanding person. She is entirely professional in what she does and this contributed to making our daughter feel very at ease and comfortable during her recent educational assessment. Julie’s report was delivered promptly and was very thorough, readable and of a high quality. It was shared with our daughter’s school as it contained recommendations on how best to help our daughter. Julie explained dyslexia to us in a clear and concise way, which helped us to better understand the needs of our child. We would have no hesitation in recommending Julie as an Educational Psychologist.
Parent
Co. Kilkenny
My son is in transition year now and had his assessment Easter of first year. He was struggling with French and German. He got a language exemption and since that he can concentrate on his other subjects and is happy at school. He goes to the resource room in his school when language classes are on and asks for help with any of his subjects if he needs it.
Parent
Co. Carlow
My son had an educational assessment with Julie when he was in sixth class. We were very happy with the detailed nature of Julie’s report. Relevant teachers in primary & new secondary school commented on the detailed assessment & recommendations. This makes a huge difference to us to get all the necessary supports & help in place going forward.
Parent
Co. Kilkenny
My son used the services of Julie in July of 2021. She was willing to move her other workload around to accommodate us on very short notice which we really appreciated. She is a very pleasant, professional person. My son enjoyed working with her, as did I. She was so helpful and responsive to any and all questions and queries. Julie made myself and my son feel so at ease, and it was a lovely calm environment for the assessment. The report we received was very detailed and thorough. I would highly, highly recommend using Julie's services.
Parent
Co. Kilkenny
Following her teacher’s advice, I had an assessment carried out for my daughter.  It identified the areas she was having trouble with so that now both myself and the school can work towards making things easier for her. It also prompted me to take my daughter to have an eye test which revealed that she needs glasses - this issue could have gone on for years, making things difficult for her on a daily basis in school.
Parent
Co. Kilkenny

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