Who we are
Our Neurodevelopment Pathway Team works with children and young people with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties, who require a multi-agency assessment to gain a better understanding of their needs.
This process can lead to a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder, global developmental delay and difficulties with attachment.
Who is our service for?
Our service is for children and young people up to the age of 18 years old who are registered with a St Helens GP and require a multi-agency neurodevelopmental pathway assessment.
Who do we work in partnership with?
We work in partnership with a range of health and social care professionals and schools.
How to access our service
We accept referrals from all professionals who work with children and young people including GPs, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, schools etc.
If you know a child or young person who would benefit from a multi-agency pathway assessment please make an appointment with your school’s specialist educational needs coordinator (SENCO), GP or other professional who can discuss this with you.
Alternatively you can contact the team directly and we can discuss the best option to refer your child.
Once we receive your referral we will list the child for discussion at our weekly multiagency triage meeting; following this we will be in touch as soon as possible to share conclusions and next steps with you.
Making a referral to the team
What will happen if my referral is accepted?
Our team will communicate with you all through the process to explain what assessments your child will require. These can range from speech and language therapy, community paediatrics, consultant psychiatry, educational psychology, autism diagnostic observation schedule (ADOS), school or home assessment team.
The journey for each child and young person is different and will depend on their individual needs. All please be assured all referrals to the agencies required will be completed by the Pathway Team. You will then receive appointments directly from the services who are required to assess your child.
We aim to support young people, parents and carers as much as possible throughout their assessment process and are happy to offer support, advice and to refer on to other agencies who provide intervention for your child such as child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
or Barnardo’s if this is required.