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Child Development Centre - NGH

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Child Development Centre, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Cliftonville,
United Kingdom

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The Child Development Centre offers multi-disciplinary assessment for children from birth until they start school at 4 years of age. The team sees pre-school children who may have a delay in their development or some other special need. Some difficulties are identified at birth, others become apparent or develop as a child grows. This may include additional needs in a number of areas, such as vision, hearing, speech, physical, and emotional development, and/or learning difficulties.

The assessment usually lasts 2 days. During the assessment the child is seen by the team who assess the child's physical health, play skills, social skills, early learning skills, hearing, vision, speech, language, communication and movement. 

The Child Development Centre is located on the 2nd floor above the eye department, Area L at Northampton General Hospital. 

Referrals to the CDC are made via a community paediatrician. An initial referral to that service can be made via the children & young people's referral management centre.

  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northampton Area
  • Daventry Area
  • Brackley Area
  • Towcester Area
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 5 years
Referral route
GP or Healthcare Referral
For people with
  • Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN)
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical Conditions
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - Early Years
  • Health Condition
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support

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Last updated 30 May 2024