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Assessment:  Who will they see and what will they do?

Some of the conditions that we are exploring with you and your children, can involve specialist assessments involving a number of professionals and/or services.

This may mean that you have to attend more than one appointment to complete your child's assessment.

Please click on the links below to find out how these people/services will help you and your child.  

Services around the Child

Neurodevelopmental Conditions

You, your child, or other professionals may have questions about your child’s development, communication or behaviour. There are a number of conditions that might cause your child to behave in the way that they do. Please click on the links for more information about these conditions and what is needed to complete the assessments.

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Condition (ASD/C) is a lifelong, developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. You can read more information about this here: What is Autism (from Ambitious About Autism).

Click on the link for more information about  what is required in an autism assessment

Support and Resources

You can find lots of helpful information for families and children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) on your local authority 'Local Offer' website.

Luton Local Offer
Central Bedfordshire Local Offer
Bedfordshire Borough Local Offer

For early help:

You may also want to sign up to local support groups including your local Parent Carer Forums, for parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities. More information can be found on our page:  Support Groups in the Local Area

SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service) offers a free, confidential support service for young people with SEND and their parents and carers.

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How to use the Diagnosis Support Pack

All the pages in this pack can be translated into your native language as text or audio via our Recite feature which you will find at the top of each page.  The translated page can also be downloaded.  More information about using our translation service can be found by clicking here.

 A jargon buster of commonly used words, phases or acronyms can be found by clicking on this button:  Links to help and support from other organisations can be found by clicking on this button:

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