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Multidisciplinary Assessments

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We are able to provide a comprehensive assessment for children referred with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties.

Disorders

We may diagnose a range of neurodevelopmental disorders including:

  • cerebral palsy
  • learning disability
  • mixed developmental difficulties
  • language delay/disorders
  • sensory and motor difficulties
  • social communication difficulties

Assessment

The assessment takes place over two days and children are seen by:

  • Paediatrician in Child Development and Neurodisability
  • Nursing Co-ordinator
  • Orthoptist (eye test)
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist

The Early Years Education Service may join the assessment team for children under five.

A hearing test is usually carried out at Sheffield Children’s Hospital prior to the assessment.

The assessment is concluded with a meeting of the team followed by discussion with parents/carers about the outcome with future management recommendations for the child.

Finally a report is produced for parents to share with non-health professionals supporting their child.

Referrals

Referrals from GPs, educational psychologists or early years teachers are accepted for Sheffield residents aged up to 16, although children from out of Sheffield maybe considered for second opinion assessments following GP referral.

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