Between April 2018 and March 2019 285 children/ young people were assessed by clinicians within the Specialist Assessment Service.
Between April 2019 and March 2020 481 children/ young people were assessed by clinicians within the Specialist Assessment Service.
Between April 2020 and March 2021 179 children/ young people were assessed by clinicians within the Specialist Assessment Service. This includes a period of time when the service was shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Demographics of Children and Young People seen for Assessment:
When is a diagnosis given?
We aim to conclude our assessments with a better understanding of a child or young person’s strengths and areas of difference. This may include the child/young person receiving a diagnosis of Autism or an alternative diagnosis which better explains that person’s presentation, such as Dyspraxia, Developmental Language Disorder, a Learning Disability or differences in attachment style. It is not always possible for a clear diagnosis to be given and in these cases we aim to provide children/young people, their families and schools with a description of their individual strengths and needs and recommendations on how to support these.
Diagnoses given in 2018-2019
Diagnoses given in 2019-20
- How to make a referral
- Waiting for your assessment
- What will happen at the assessment?
- What happens after the assessment?
- Service Feedback from Children, Young People and Families
- Pathological Demand Avoidance
- About the Specialist Assessment Service
- Resources and Information for Children, Young People and Families
- Assessment Outcomes
- Complex Needs (CN) Team