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I'm Worried About My Child

Frequent Questions

Q. I am worried that my little boy who is 18 months old does not seem to be beginning to talk or make sounds like his little friends – what should I do?
A. Talk with your Health Visitor or GP and discuss a referral to The Mary Sheridan Centre

Q. My Child has Special Needs and is being threatened with exclusion – what should I do?
A. Follow this link to information about Admissions and Exclusions
A. Contact the Parents Information, Advice and Support Service who will be able to give you advice and support

Q. I am worried that my child has become involved with the police - what should I do?
A. Contact the Parents Information, Advice and Support Service who will be able to give you advice and support
A. Follow this link to information about the support available from the Youth Offending Service.

Q. I am worried about my child's hearing
A. Talk to you HV or GP about a referral to children's audiology at the Evelina Hospital

Q. I'm worried about my child's sight
A. Go you your local optician: they have free testing for children!

Q. I'm worried that my 3 year-old never plays with other children
A. Talk with your Health Visitor or GP and discuss a referral to The Mary Sheridan Centre

Q. I'm worried about my 4 year-old's speech- people can't understand him
A. Click HERE (I'll find it) for details of the SLT drop-in clinics.

Q. I'm worried that my 5 year-old can't dress himself or use cutlery.
A. Talk to your HV or GP about a referral to Occupational Therapy, or drop in clinics (details)

Q. I'm worried that my 6 year-old won't sit still, and can't concentrate on anything
A. Talk to your school SENCO about whether any further assessment is needed.

Q. I'm worried about my 7 year-old's progress with reading and spelling.
A. Talk to your school SENCO about their policy on assessing specific reading difficulties