Just 1 in 8 local children with hearing misdiagnosis sought additional school support – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed surprise that just 1 in 8 children who had their hearing loss misdiagnosed by the HSE in Roscommon and Mayo have applied to the Department of Education for additional resource support in school.

Denis Naughten was speaking following a meeting between the parents and the HSE as well as other Government agencies recently where parents were provided with details of the additional supports available from Social Welfare, Education, the HSE and the Department of Health.

“In June the HSE apologised to 49 families in Roscommon and Mayo for serious failings in the audiology services provided to their children and as a result the HSE is now putting a team in place to assist parents with access to services and supports,” explained Denis Naughten.

“Parents who have yet to avail of supports can do so directly through the HSE and can benefit from working with the parent support group which has been set up to assist children in obtaining the appropriate supports,” concluded Denis Naughten.