If you have any concerns about your child's behaviour and suspect they may need extra provision, these pages will help you understand what to do and how to get the help your child may need
As a parent or carer, you know your child better than anyone else. If you have any concerns about development, behaviours, communication or learning abilities then it is better to try and get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.
Keep a diary of your child's behaviours or areas of development that are giving you cause for concern. This can not only help as supporting evidence when trying to get a diagnosis but can also help you identify if there are any patterns to your child's difficulties.
Speak to your child's nursery or school and see if they have the same concerns. Alternatively, seek advice from your GP or Health Visitor who may be able to carry out simple assessments. If there is agreement on your concerns, ask for a referral to a child assessment/development centre or a consultant paediatrician.
For more information or advice, contact us here, or call 0800 138 1184.