Attending an Appointment at your local Child Development Centre

If you have an appointment coming up then watch the video that is relevant to you so you know what to expect.

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Child Development Centres within Greater Glasgow & Clyde

There are seven Child Development Centres within Greater Glasgow & Clyde that provide specialist support to children and young people from birth to 18 years (if still in education).  There are a number of services that operate from within the centres including:

  • Paediatricians (Doctors who specialise in child health)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Community Children's Nurses

Other specialist health staff may also run clinics within the centres for example Hearing and Vision Clinics, Orthotics etc.



Child Development Centre Information Video

As a parent or child attending a Child Development Centre for the first time you can feel a bit anxious.  

This video was filmed at the now closed Glenfarg Child Development Centre in the North East of Glasgow.  There are seven Child Development Centres throughout Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and whilst they may look different to the one in the video what happens inside remains the same.  This video lets you see what happens when you visit the Paediatrician (Children's Doctor).

Experience of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy can transform lives. 

The core purpose of Occupational Therapy for Children is to empower and enable children, young people and their families to live their lives as independently and easily as possible.  We collaborate with the individual, their family and the wider team around the child to identify their strengths and explore how they can overcome their challenges to achieve their full potential. 

Here is a video of Alistair's story.

Attending Speech and Language Therapy

Many children and young people need additional help from a health professional at some stage in their life.  This is not unusual and is nothing to be embarrassed about.

1 in 100 people stammer.  If you have a stammer it can affect your confidence.  You may have to see a Speech and Language Therapist to help you learn to control it. 

Here is a video of Fraser talking about his experience of seeing a Speech and Language Therapist.