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Mouth care

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance about mouth care at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.

Referrals

We are happy to receive internal or external referrals from professionals, where there are concerns about the mental health of a child with physical illness/symptoms. Other members of the department may be involved in the assessment and treatment of children and families depending on individual needs. Psychological Medicine Team Assessment and Intervention Service (including Liaison Mental Health) Referral Criteria for Outpatient appointments.

Referrals

We are happy to receive internal or external referrals from professionals, where there are concerns about the mental health of a child with physical illness/symptoms. Other members of the department may be involved in the assessment and treatment of children and families depending on individual needs. Psychological Medicine Team Assessment and Intervention Service (including Liaison Mental Health) Referral Criteria for Outpatient appointments.

Landau Kleffner syndrome

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare epilepsy. It occurs in children usually between the ages of three and nine years and is characterised by loss of language skills and silent electrical seizures during sleep. It may be associated with convulsive seizures and additional difficulties with behaviour, social interaction, motor skills and learning. It is not usually life-threatening, but can impact greatly on quality of life unless it responds well to treatment. It occurs in approximately one child in a million. The disease is more common in boys and does not usually run in families.

How to refer

We see children between the age of three years and 16 years, who are suspected as having an autistic spectrum disorder. We accept referrals from all over the UK, if they are eligible for NHS treatment.