Health services for disabled children and young people (booklet)

This guide has been written for:

• health practitioners and commissioners, to increase their understanding of the specialist services that disabled children access
• GPs to coordinate care for disabled children, young people and their families.

The guide will also help parents to understand how health professionals can support their child on issues commonly affecting disabled children.


Services accessed by disabled children

  • Child development teams
  • Specialist nurses
  • Community, secondary and tertiary services
  • Key working
  • Developmental Delay
  • Why early identification and therapeutic intervention is important

Commonly presenting issues

  • Feeding and eating
  • Speech and communication
  • Movement and coordination
  • Learning
  • Dental care
  • Toilet training and continence
  • Behaviour
  • Sleep

How Contact a Family can help health professionals

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