Assessment and monitoring
We believe that all children should have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
Home based services
Your paediatrician will have identified your baby as one who would benefit from regular assessments and monitoring as they develop.
We offer the skills, knowledge, support and advice of a range of therapists who work together as a team to do this with you.
You and your child must be at home for the regular assessments that we arrange with you.
Who can visit me?
A combination of these specialists will can offer an assessment for your child:
- Early intervention teachers
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language therapist
How can I be referred?
All referrals must come from the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and are processed through the Early Intervention Co-ordination Service (EICS). Places are limited.
We can visit you when your child comes home from hospital and then at the following ages: 4 months, 8 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 2.5 years, 3 years; 4 years and 4 years 9 months.
After each visit we write a summary report for you with a copy to your paediatrician and GP. If we agree your child needs some therapy or other support we will discuss and arrange this with you. Your child will stay in the programme for as long as you and we agree this is necessary.
If you would like to find out more about the Assessment and Monitoring programme, contact your local branch of CSS Disability Action.