Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team Contact Details
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team
Children's Care Management Centre
Truro Health Park
T: 01872 246945
Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team
The Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team is a multi-disciplinary assessment team consisting of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, paediatricians and nurses. Children who have a mixed picture of difficulties or complex presentations are assessed through this team. They will carry out assessments to look at whether your child may have a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism, ADHD, language or coordination disorders, or whether their difficulties may be because of other factors, such as their learning levels or life experiences.
Before the appointment we will send you forms to complete and will also send a form to your child’s school to complete (if they are home-schooled please talk to us about this and we will try and gather further information from another person who knows them instead). It is important that we have this information before the appointment as we cannot complete our assessment without it.
You will be sent two appointments, usually over 2 weeks. During these appointments, you and your child will meet with different professionals. Some of them will spend time with the parent / guardian in order to take a comprehensive history about your child’s development and current presentation; they will also ask you questions about your own life and experiences, and your family history. They will also spend time with your child finding out all about them and carrying out assessments which are talking or play based depending on their age. See our leaflet for more information about the assessment Neurodevelopmental assessment clinic [pdf] 267KB
Following the 2 appointments, we will let you know if we need to do any additional assessments such as an observing your child in school.
We will then discuss our assessments in our multi-disciplinary team meeting and will contact you by telephone to inform you of the outcome. The reports will be sent to you, and we will arrange a time to feedback to you regarding the assessment; this will usually be done on a video call (TEAMS); please let us know if you would like us to invite other professionals who are working with your child, such as someone from their school.
As we are an assessment service, we cannot offer any further support or intervention / treatment. However, we will provide you with advice around strategies to help you and your child, and will signpost you to services who may be able to offer the help that you need.