Referral Pathways of Support
If you think that your child may have an autistic spectrum disorder or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder they will be referred onto a Pathway. If they are pre-school then they will be referred onto an assessment pathway through the Early Years Triage with the support of the Speech and Language Therapy team (see Therapy pathways below). If they are school age then they will be referred directly to CAMHS through the SENCO, mental Health Champion of their school, Health Visitor or GP.
If your child has significant developmental delay or a disability and they are pre-school then the Portage team may well become involved and are likely to work closely with Educational Psychology and your child’s paediatrician. If your child has significant development delay and they are school age then they will be referred to the Educational Psychology Service by the SENCO of their school.
Children’s Therapy Team
The Children’s Therapy Team in North Lincolnshire includes the following paediatric services:
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutrition and Dietetic Service
Services are offered to children and young people 0-16/19 years of age. The team is based in Scunthorpe but works across the North Lincolnshire area. Referrals are received from a range of sources including Consultants, GPs, Health Visitors, schools, early years providers, other professionals (for example Portage, ASET, Education Psychologist) and parents. We have attached further information showing the pathway and criteria for referrals to our services.
Appointments are offered within clinics, schools, and special schools. Home visits are offered to children dependent upon their clinical need, and children will also be seen within a hospital setting as appropriate. An overview of the pathway for support and therapy has been included which shows the journey a child may take following their assessment our teams.
Our main aims are to help children and young people to:
- Develop and make progress at school/nursery to the best of their ability
- Be as independent as possible and make choices for themselves
- Have satisfying relationships at home and at school
- Participate and feel confident
- Be free from discomfort, stay well and be safe
Therapy Service Pathways
Each Service within the Children’s Therapy Team has a detailed pathway showing the steps that take place following referral as well as the journey your child may take after assessment. Further Information about services can be accessed through the NLaG Trust website.
- Children’s Therapy General Referral Pathway
- Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Intervention Pathway
- Children’s Occupational Therapy Intervention Pathway
- Children’s Physiotherapy Intervention Pathway
- Cross Site Children’s Nutrition and Dietetics Intervention Pathway
- North Lincolnshire Speech and Language Therapy Referral Pathways and Criteria
- North Lincolnshire Communication and Interaction Pathway