We support children and young people who have a moderate to severe learning or development disability, attend a special school and are registered with a Gloucestershire GP.
We are a multi-disciplinary team made up of learning disability nurses, consultant psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and family support practitioners. We specialise in meeting the health needs of children and young people with a learning disability.
We run clinics from each of the special schools across the county. We aim to provide an inclusive and accessible service. You and your child may be seen in a range of settings such as: your home, the school your child attends or one of our sites across the county.
We also support professionals working with children who have a learning disability.
We provide assessment, intervention and support with:
About the Annual Health Check
Inclusion Gloucestershire has developed this video to help explain Annual Health Checks:
Your child can be referred to our service by a professional such as your GP, school or social worker following verbal consent from the parent.
If your child does not meet the eligibility criteria for the LD team, your local CAMHS team may be able to meet your child’s needs or signpost you to an appropriate service.
More here: Children and Young people services
About Learning Disabilities
CAMHS Chesterfield Royal Hospital has developed a useful video to explain what a Learning disability is:
About challenging behaviour
Challenging behaviour can be very distressing and have a significant impact for your child, your family and your child’s carers.
We offer an initial assessment to help us understand the current situation.
We begin working with your family by completing assessments and collecting information (ABC’s) to helps us better understand the function of the behaviour. We will then provide advice and strategies to help your child and your family.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation provides information about positive ways of managing behaviour: www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk
www.bild.org.uk has developed videos about people with learning disabilities and family carers talking about their experiences, about what needs to change and how.
This is their video introduction to Positive Behaviour Support PBS:
About sleep problems
Getting enough sleep is essential for our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Sleep deprivation can affect our attention, concentration, memory, behaviour, makes us feel anxious, irritable, overactive, aggressive and low in mood.
Looking after a child who has a sleep problem can be exhausting and have a significant impact on them and the whole family. Once we have completed your child’s initial assessment, we’ll arrange to visit you, or invite you to attend one of our sleep clinics. We can also offer support over the phone or sometimes via e-mail or by post.
Our nurses have completed sleep practitioner training and can provide useful advice and resources.