About Us

Welcome to the Childrens Natural Environment Assessment Practice

The newly established Childrens Natural Environment Assessment Practice (CNEAP) is a family led children’s assessment practice that aims to provide the highest level of support and expertise available. We endeavour to recognise each individual family’s needs and to identify the support needed before, during and after assessment.

We work from a unique and calm environment on a working dairy farm located in St. Margaret’s Co. Dublin. We are a highly qualified, experienced and motivated multidisciplinary team with child and family being the centre of our practice.

We specialise in implementing Diagnostic Assessments in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder and /or Developmental Delay, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. Our clinicians are all of senior level and they comprise of Early Years Educators, Senior Speech and Language Therapists, Senior Occupational Therapists, Senior Educational/Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists and Board-Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA).

Catherine Dwyer and Catherine Noone, the managing directors of CNEAP have worked together for the last 10 years in an early years and early intervention setting, Little Moo-Moos Playschool.

We have established a reputation for a providing a high standard of Early Intervention support and care for children aged 2.5-6 years old with additional needs.

Our core belief is to acknowledge the rights of a child and support families on their path to education.

At present we have been working with families before and after a diagnostic assessment which we have outsourced. The Childrens Natural Environment Assessment Practice will allow us to support families further, by now assessing children for Autism amongst other diagnoses.

We intend to provide assessments for children aged 2.5 years upwards with Speech and Language Delay, early signs of Autism or Developmental Delay.

We are also designing our practice based on our experience and feedback from parents throughout our careers. We will offer a personal approach and follow up service for parents so they feel supported and acknowledged throughout the assessment process. We will also seek in the long term to expand our service to provide therapy and sibling support on site.



Understanding your requirements and objectives is important to us. We listen and work
together to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience.