Your first appointment
Where will it be?
- your local health centre
- your local Children's Centre or Family Hub
- your child’s pre-school or school
- your home
What will happen?
How will they assess my child?
- watching your child playing and looking / listening to what they can do
- playing with your child to informally check their skills
- undertake formal assessments or tests which will give more information about their skills.
What happens after the assessment?
- The therapist will talk to you about their findings and decide if further support is needed.
- All recommendations and findings will be clearly explained to you.
- You will have the opportunity to ask any other questions you may have.
- The therapist may need to talk to other professionals, for example pre-school or school staff, and explain the assessments and what they need to do to support your child. This might include what targets or activities are needed and who will carry them out.
- At the end of the appointment your therapist will talk to you about what happens next and what the arrangements for this will be.
- A report will be written, and with your consent, shared with other professionals eg GP and school staff so everyone is aware of what the plan is. The report will include advice and recommendations for supporting your child's development.
- You will be actively involved in managing your child's care alongside your child’s therapist and other professionals.
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