Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Child Development Centre (CDC) (NHS)

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Type of service:
Health Services
Address:
Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 5BD
Telephone number:
01604545841
Email address:
Service description:
The Child Development Centre (CDC) offers multi-disciplinary assessments for children aged 0-4. The team sees pre-school children who may have a delay in their development or another special need. There may be additional needs in a number of areas, such as vision, hearing, speech, physical, and emotional development, and/or learning difficulties. The CDC has a sensory room, play area, changing facilities, kitchen for parents to use and a number of assessment rooms.

The multi-disciplinary assessment team is made up of the following professionals:

Nurses that guide you and your child through the assessment process

• A Paediatrician, who will examine your child and arrange any investigations that are needed

• A Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) , who offers specialised assessment, diagnosis, and help with a range of communication difficulties

• A Physiotherapist, who looks at each child’s movement and balance, and determine whether he/she needs any special equipment or treatment

• An Orthoptist, who checks children’s vision, and can make referrals to a Consultant Ophthalmologist

• An Audiologist, who checks children’s hearing, which is particularly important for children with a speech, language, or communication difficulty

• A Clinical Psychologist, who might get involved following the assessment, and can help identify strategies to help with challenging behaviour
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 4 years, 11 months
Opening hours:
Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
Referral route:
  • G.P or health referral
  • Referral management centre (RMC)
Last updated on:
22/09/2017
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