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.
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
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