Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) are not an illnesses or diseases, they are something children are born with. People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders often do not have a learning disability or a mental health concern but they may find it hard to communicate with other people, find concentrating on school work really tricky and may also struggle with everyday tasks such as getting themselves dressed.
Children and young people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders may need some extra help from their parents, carers and teacher. To understand if a child/young person has a neurodevelopmental disorder an assessment will be completed by talking to the them, their parents and finding out how they get on in their educational or other settings.
To find out more about:
Autism, click on the link here.
Developmental Coordination Disorder click on the link here
ADHD click on the link here
Our first meeting with you
We will talk to you and your parents or carers about your interests, your friendships and the way you get along with people. We will also ask about anything you find more difficult to do.
Our second meeting with you
We will talk to you and your parents and carers about how you have grown up, how you get on with people and the way you usually behave. We will also ask about your health, and your family's health.
Sometimes we will need to do some extra assessments if we need any more details.
We will hold a special interview with your parents or carers, called a 3Di, and ADI-R, or a DISCO
We will hold a special session with you through talking and activities, or playing. This is called an ADOS assessment.
You may also need to see an Occupational Therapist in the team who will talk to you about your sensory needs and do some activities with you to check out your balance and coordination.
If you live in South Warwickshire you will be seen in either Stratford Health Centre or Orchard House in Leamington Spa
If you live in Rugby you will be seen at the Railings
If you live in North Warwickshire you will be seen at Whitestone Clinic
If you live in Coventry we will have our meetings with you at the City of Coventry Health Centre.
Below are some photos so you can see where you will be going:
Front of the City of Coventry Health Centre:
Ground floor Reception and lift:
You will come up to Children and Young People Services on the 4th floor and book in at the Reception desk:
You will be asked to sit down in the waiting room until you are called for your assessment:
You will be taken to a clinic room for your assessment: