We offer assessment for ASD and ADHD for secondary age young people and treatment for all school age children with a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition (ASD, ADHD, LD) with a co-morbid mental health condition.   

How this service can help you

We work with school age young people up to their 18th birthday, whose GPs are located within the district councils of Huntingdonshire and Fenland.

This team only works with the following diagnoses:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Learning disability (LD)

We offer assessment for ASD and ADHD for secondary age young people and treatment for all school age children with a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition (ASD, ADHD, LD) with a comorbid mental health condition.

Assessment

For a secondary age young person to be eligible for assessment, there needs to be a range of evidence of primary interventions (see referral criteria from SPA). Any diagnosis made for primary age young person will need to be made by a community paediatrician. Please be aware that community Paediatricians are not employed within CAMHS. The local provision is Cambridgeshire Community Services.

Part of the assessment process may include review documentation provided by the referrer - school documents, educational liaison and other agency liaison; parents views, early help intervention, developmental history, previous clinical notes or interventions, interpretation of rating scales and reports, signposting to other agencies.

Ongoing assessment may include:

  • School observations
  • Qb (Quantitative Behaviour) computerised assessment
  • ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule 2)
  • Clinical observation and formulation
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • ADI (Autism Diagnostic Interview)
  • Psychometric assessment

Possible treatment interventions are:

  • Clinic appointments and observation
  • Medical interventions
  • Home visits where necessary
  • Psycho-education Workshops
  • Ongoing educational/other agency liaison
  • Other evidence based therapeutic interventions (individual, group or family work)
  • School observations

How do I access this service?

We accept referrals from professionals working with the YP and family who have access to the required evidence and information to make a comprehensive referral. The best professionals to make these referrals are usually based within school, community paediatricians or even the young person's GP.

Referrals are only accepted via the Single Point of Access

Who provides the service?

The Neurodevelopmental Team – Central (Huntingdonshire and Fenland) is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust's Children's, Young People's and Families Services Directorate as part of the neurodevelopmental pathway.

The multi-disciplinary team include consultant psychiatrists, clinical nurse specialist, clinical psychologists, assistant psychologist, nurses, mental health practitioners and support workers all of whom have specialist knowledge and skills in children and young people’s neurodevelopmental needs.

The Neurodevelopmental Team work collaboratively with other professionals and services eg: GP’s, community paediatrics, paediatric occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, schools, specialist teachers, educational psychologists, local authority, children’s social care and non-statutory services.

Where are we based?

Newtown Centre
Nursery Road
Huntingdon
PE29 3RJ

T 01480 445281

Alan Conway Court
Doddington
PE15 0UG

T
01354 637087

Where is it?

Newtown Centre, Huntingdon
Alan Conway Court, Doddington

 


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Referrals are only accepted via the Single Point of Access

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The page was last updated on 06 November 2019 by andrea.bateman.

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

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