If your child’s needs are not clear a diagnostic assessment may be required. This is carried out by a group of professionals who are skilled in identifying a range of childhood disabilities.
These may include learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), speech and language delay/specific language impairment (SLI), developmental co-ordination disorders (DCD), as well as neuro-developmental disorders where a diagnosis has not been reached.
Professionals involved in the assessment may include a paediatrician, speech and language therapist, clinical psychologist, occupational therapists or physiotherapist.
Access to this service is through the Islington Additional Needs and Disability Service (IANDS).