Developmental or Behavioural Concerns
Universal Child Health Service
Child Development Team
Knowsley have a coordinated response to a child and their family if they or a professional identify a development or behavioural concern. This response is through the Child Development Team (CDT) who are made up of health and education professionals for early years children and the aim of the team is to meet regularly and co-ordinate a joined up response. The CDT are the central point of contact and only entry point for all developmental or behavioural concerns in early years children. This ensures a multi-agency response including the opportunity for joint assessments, referral to other specialist services and a nominated key professional to lead and coordinate and to liaise with parents/carers.
CDT professionals include:
- Educational Psychology
- Speech & Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
- Education Outreach Manager
- Universal Child Health Visiting
- Community Paediatrics
- Early Years Area SENCO
- Early Years Inclusion Manager
- Sensory Impairment Service 0-25 years
- Children with Disabilities Service
- Children's Centres
For further information on the CDT please contact the CDT co-ordinator Maria Williams on 0151 443 5754
The Neuro-development pathway brings together diagnosis of the Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), Developmental Co-ordinations Disorder (DCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The pathway is the journey the child undertakes from initial referral, seeing a number of professionals and receiving or not receiving a diagnosis. The merging of the pathways ensures that the number of times a child is seen by professionals is reduced and there is no need for one or more diagnosis that this is carried out in a timely way.
Every child on the pathway will have a lead professional this is so that all professionals are coordinated and it also ensures one point of contact for the family.
Referrals to the pathway must come from school and have supporting information attached, for example reports from professionals already involved, reviewed Personal Provision Plan's (PPP, formerly IEP) or screening tools specific to the strand of the pathway referral is for.
Professionals who may be involved in the pathway are:
- Community Paediatricians
- Educational Psychologists
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- ASC Advisory Teachers
If you have a query regarding your child’s progress on the Neuro-developmental Pathway, please contact the service by telephone on 0151 244 3091 (if unanswered, messages left will be responded to asap) or by email email@example.com