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The neurodevelopmental team assesses children and young people where there are concerns regarding a possible neurodevelopmental condition, i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They investigate the impact that these may be having on a child/ young person’s ability to function in their everyday life and can offer specific support and advice to families.

The neurodevelopmental teams are spilt between three areas across North Wales:

What do we offer?
  • Advice and/or signposting to other useful support agencies
  • Support and guidance throughout the assessment and diagnostic process
  • Feedback to families and young people so that they understand the outcome of the assessment
  • Where relevant, intervention, including individual neurodevelopmental profiles, mind maps and advice around the understanding of a child/ young person’s diagnosis

After receiving a referral, to which the child/young person’s parents or carers have consented, the neurodevelopmental team work in partnership with other health, education and social care services in order to gather information about different areas of the child/young person’s life. As part of the assessment process we talk to school, parents/carers and any other services which are involved with the child/young person. This helps us to build a complete picture of how the child/young person’s difficulties are affecting the various parts of their life.

The assessments we complete are tailored to the individual needs of the child/young person and, consequently, can vary.

Who is in the team?

The multidisciplinary teams may include the following professionals: Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Specialist Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Community Paediatricians, Assistant Psychologists and Specialist Health Care Support Workers.

Who are supported by the admin team, who are often the first point of contact for families