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How can I get a diagnosis for my child?

It can be a very stressful, frustrating and difficult time when you feel your child has a more complex need such as Autism, ADHD, or dyslexia. You know that something is wrong and want your child to get the support they need.


The process of diagnosing a physical issue such as asthma or diabetes is very clear. The process for diagnosing neuro-developmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD, or dyslexia is much more complex and it can feel like no-one is helping.


No-one in school can make a diagnosis, but we can help to identify the symptoms as they appear in school. We are good at strategies which help to minimise the impact of a difficulty where it is affecting a child's ability to access their education or their wellbeing in school and we will not wait for a diagnosis before supporting them in school. Often, because the school have responded to the child's needs already, a diagnosis does not change the support a child already receives.


School is always happy to discuss with a parent any difficulties they feel their child is experiencing and signpost them to the right support services and pathway to a diagnosis. Parents are also warmly invited to termly SEN coffee mornings, where they can meet and share support with other parents who have already been through, or are in the process of, getting a diagnosis for their child