Your Child's Assessment
The assessment will be coordinated by a Case Coordinator. The process begins with you (the child’s parent or carer) completing and returning a brief questionnaire. Following this, the Case Coordinator will invite you for a telephone or remote video interview to collect vital background information. Then the child usually will be seen in the clinic for a play-based face-to-face formal assessment. This may include a Community Paediatrician, or other clinician, as well as the Case Coordinator. Another appointment will be arranged soon after to discuss the results of the assessment with you and a diagnosis may be made.
A detailed report is then written to summarise the findings, highlight individual strengths and needs of the child, record any diagnosis and make recommendations for the parents and other adults, such as nursery staff, to support the child’s development. This report will be sent to the family, the GP and the nursery, with permission.
Page last updated: 06 Dec 2022