YOU MAY HAVE THESE CONCERNS ABOUT A CHILD/YOUNG PERSON
Good communication between schools and home
Many children who show the above difficulties will not have underlying neurodevelopmental issues at all. Changes in family and home circumstances can trigger difficulties in children and young people especially if they were doing well in school previously.
Difficulties that persist despite support at school and home should be notified to a health professional.
Good communication between school and families is essential as this can identify concerns early following which relevant intervention and support from appropriate professionals can be put in place to help children and young people overcome their difficulties.
Referring children to a Health Professional
Before referring a child or young person to a health professional, please gather as much supporting information as possible, highlighting support/interventions put in place to help the child or young person.
Quality information makes difficulties clearer, increasing the chance of a referral being accepted and reducing the journey from identification of concerns at school to diagnosis, management and support by relevant health professionals.