The service is comprised of a number of specialist multidisciplinary teams, which may include people who deal with a range of issues surrounding these neurodevelopmental disorders.
These professionals can include developmental paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, assistive technologists and administrative staff.
The service provides both centre-based and outreach services. It aims to support families and local child development teams in their care of children by helping to assess needs, increase understanding and solve problems.
The service strives to work collaboratively with local services to provide a fully integrated approach.
The service aims:
to provide an understanding of children’s developmental difficulties and diagnoses and to discuss the implications of these with families
to respond to questions raised by parents and local teams
to provide specialist multidisciplinary assessments
to make recommendations for the management of a child’s needs and appropriate intervention
to liaise effectively with primary and secondary services
to provide a comprehensive written report for families and key professionals
We see children from all over the United Kingdom and from countries within the EU as well as those that hold bilateral agreements with Great Ormond Street Hospital. We also have particular links with the North Thames area.