Approaching neurodevelopmental concerns in school-age children: workshop summary

This post is intended to summarise the discussion at the PMHA workshop, held on the 3rd September at the BACCH ASM.  We hope that it will promote discussion and the sharing of resources and ideas.

Background:

Increasingly, community paediatric services are presented with children in whom neurodevelopmental problems, usually presenting as SEN, have come to light in the primary school period. Given that there are 1.5million children in England with SEN, and a shrinking pool of NHS resources, there are challenging questions around which children need assessment by a paediatrician, and what form this assessment should take.

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