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Greenwich Integrated Neurodevelopmental Team - ASD (IND)

The Integrated Neurodevelopmental Team (IND) provides a specialist assessment service for children and young people in Greenwich with difficulties around social skills. The assessment will provide useful information about the child, and referrals to any services that may be of help. The Clinic includes input from community paediatricians, psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, music therapists, school and any other agencies involved with the child. Initial referrals are generally from the Community Paediatric team, Speech and Language Therapy service and CAMHS.  

Who to contact

Contact Name
Maria Tanner and Joby Briggs
Contact Position
Service Manager
Telephone
020 8294 3144
E-mail
joby.briggs@nhs.net
Website
Integrated Neurodevelopmental Team
Notes

Your child will be seen if there are concerns in at least two environmental settings regarding the following:

  •  Qualitative difficulties in their social communication skills
  •  Qualitative difficulties in their social interaction skills
  •  Repetitive and rigid behaviour
  •  Atypical development of play

Where to go

Address
1 Wensley Close
Eltham
London
Postcode
SE9 5AB

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

An initial referral may be made to the Community Paediatric or Speech and Language Therapy Services when concerns have been expressed by your family or professionals from the wider multi-disciplinary team, for example a teacher at their school or health visitor. Parental consent and signature must be obtained. Once seen by the Community Paediatric team or Speech and Language Therapy service, and if there are sufficient concerns identified, your child will be referred to the Integrated Neurodevelopmental Team. You would need to give your consent with a signature for this to happen. We would also gain further information on your child’s social communication, interaction and behaviour from others.

Other notes

How to complain about anything related to the service you receive for your child?

In the first instance, please discuss any concerns you have, with the Admin Manager. Formal complaints should be made to the Complaints team: Head of Complaints Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Pinewood House Pinewood Place Dartford DA2 7WG Tel: 01322 625013 Fax: 01322 625711 Email: oxl-tr.complaints@nhs.net

Local Offer

Description

Eligibility Criteria:

This is a specialist assessment and diagnostic service conducted jointly by community paediatricians, psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, music therapists (Integrated Neurodevelopmental Team) with input from school and any other relevant agencies involved with your child.

We will accept your child provided they have a Greenwich GP and 17 years or under with parental consent. Referrals are accepted from Paediatricians, CAMHS and Speech and Language Therapists where sufficient concern to proceed for assessment has been identified. 

Initial concerns may have been expressed by parents/carers or professionals from the wider multidisciplinary team. 

Your child will be seen if there are concerns in at least two environmental settings regarding the following:
• Qualitative difficulties in their social communication skills.
• Qualitative difficulties in their social interaction skills.
• Repetitive and rigid behaviour.
• Atypical development of play.

How to complain:

In the first instance, please discuss any concerns you have, with the Admin manager.

Formal complaints should be made to the Complaints team:

Head of Complaints
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Pinewood House
Pinewood Place
Dartford DA2 7WG
Tel: 01322 625013
Fax: 01322 625711
Email: oxl-tr.complaints@nhs.net

Specialist Services:

There is no universal or targeted support offered by this service. This is a specialist service available to children referred with the difficulties described above.

Access and inclusion resources:

This is a specialist assessment and diagnostic service with acceptance criteria as described above. We have information leaflets that are given to parents when children are referred to this service. Once the assessment has taken place you would be offered further information about Autism (if your child receives a diagnosis). You would also be given information about other services that can support you and your child.

Your child will usually continue to receive the same level of support from the speech and language therapy service as before their assessment and/or diagnosis. Speech and language therapists work with children based on the impact the child’s communication difficulties are having on their daily life. This is likely to remain the same with or without a new diagnosis.

Further opportunities to discuss the new diagnosis may be appropriate as part of this input.

Support for families:

After the assessment you would be provided with further information about various support services you can access including websites and leaflets/booklets that may be of benefit to your child or your family. 

In the event it is felt that the assessment could not be concluded, the professionals will make a clear plan and communicate this to you. If they conclude a further assessment is required they may refer your child to a tertiary service for an assessment.

SEN Provision Type
Specialist

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