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What happens when we see you?

One or two people from the team will meet with you and your family. Appointments normally last between 45 minutes and an hour.

Initially we will meet you as a family. We will the give you the opportunity to meet with one of us separately, while your child has a parallel session with the other clinician. 

We want to get to know you and your child, so we will ask you some questions and listen to you. We will ask about your child’s health difficulties and what has been done so far. We will want to find out about your child’s interests, friendships, education, the things they are good at and the things they are finding difficult. We will also ask about family life and your child’s developmental history to help us to understand him or her better.  

Sometimes we will speak to others involved in your child’s care including school, health care teams, and social work (if applicable). We will ask you for your consent to talk with other professionals if we think it would be helpful.