Our West Cheshire Learning Disability (LD) CAMHS team work closely with children and young people, their families/carers and professionals involved in their care to provide assessment, treatment and support to young people aged 0-18 with a severe learning disability/global development delay.
We currently offer the ‘Signposts for Building Better Behaviour’ programme ages 3-18.
We provide functional assessments which may involve interviewing parents/carers, observing the young person directly at home or at school, and asking parents and/or teachers to complete recording forms.
Behaviour strategies and interventions
The team utilizes a Positive Behaviour Support Model when working with young people and their families. We can create individualised plans written with the young person and their family.
Individual skills work
Using a person centered framework.
Sleep assessments and interventions
These are individualised to the young person/family.
Support accessing reasonable adjustments and annual health checks.
Early Years (0-5) Extra Support Initiative
The team offer a service to all children with any form of developmental delay and behavioural difficulties that are accessing the Early Years Specialist Support Service (EYSS) run by the Local Authority. We aim to provide a rapid access self- referral system to provide interventions to prevent and intervene early with any identified behavioural difficulties
We accept referrals for children and young people aged 0-18 years that have a severe learning disability or global developmental delay. Referrals to our service are usually made when the young person is displaying problematic behaviour which may include difficulties such as aggression e.g. hitting out or self-injury (hurting themselves) and/or sleep problems.
Anyone can refer to our service although we prefer if families ring up themselves to describe what support they would like from the service and the team will discuss with you if they are able to offer support or signpost you to the most appropriate service.