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The Peterborough Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS) is an integrated multi-agency/multi-disciplinary service for school aged children and young people (aged 5-17 years) with diagnosed or suspected ADHD or Autism and youngsters (5-18 years) with a diagnosed learning disability.  

How this service can help you

We provide assessments for Autism and ADHD. We work with school aged youngsters, their families and professionals where there is already a diagnosis of Autism, ADHD and/or learning disability.

How to refer to the service

You can refer two ways:

1. For youngsters who do not have a diagnosis of ADHD or ASD and require assessment, then referral is via Early Help Pathway (usually completed by school) and parents having attended an evidence based parenting course.

After an initial review of the Early Help and other referral information primary aged children may see a Community Paediatrician for a General Developmental Assessment (GDA). Following the GDA a referral will be passed to the Neurodevelopmental Service if further assessment is needed. Older children will be accepted directly into the pathway if there is sufficient evidence of a neurodevelopmental disorder.

2. For youngsters who already have a diagnosis of ADHD, ASD or Learning Disability referrals can come from GP or other professionals involved with your child.

All referrals should be sent via one of the routes below:

  • By post to the Peterborough Integrated Neurodevelopmental Service, Winchester Place, 80 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6AP.
  • Secure email: cpm-tr.Neurodevelopmentteam@nhs.net
  • Faxed: 01733 777938

Assessments

All of our assessments have a range of components however the assessments are tailored to each individual and so not every young person will have every component.
Autism Assessments - The following are some of the different components used to assess for autism:

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2
  • Clinical observation
  • Detailed developmental history – this may be through General Developmental Assessment, developmental history or Autism Diagnostic Interview
  • Home visit
  • School observations and/or liaison with school
  • Collating all ratings scales, reports, medical notes and Early Help information

ADHD assessment – The following are some of the different components used to assess for ADHD:

  • Home visit
  • School observation
  • Detailed developmental history
  • Clinical observation
  • Qb Computerised assessment
  • Collating all ratings scales, reports, medical notes and Early Help information

Post-diagnosis support

  • ADHD (APEG) or ASD (Cygnet) parent information sessions – this is our first line of intervention and no other interventions are offered until parents have attended one of the courses.
    Following parents attending the above courses, secondary aged children can be offered psycho-education group if appropriate.
  • Parent sessions on managing anxiety in your child
  • ADHD medication
  • Treatment of co-morbid mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety disorders
  • For children with diagnosed learning disabilities we work with families to assess and manage challenging behaviours and treat co-morbid mental health disorders.

Facilities available

We hold clinics at the City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DB. There is limited parking available with pay machine at reception.

Where is it?

We hold clinics at the City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DB.
There is limited parking available with pay machine at Reception.

 


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The page was last updated on 20 February 2017 by andrea.bateman.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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