Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. (CAMHS)
CAMHS are specialist NHS services.
They offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioral or mental health difficulties. Children and young people and their families can be referred to CAMHS if children are finding it hard to cope with family life, school or the wider world. If these difficulties are too much for family, friends or GPs to help with, CAMHS may be able to assist.
As a school we can refer to CAMHS if we have concerns (we will always need parental permission) but if you are concerned about things at home your GP can refer to CAMHS also.
BIBIC is a charity who offer services to children and young people aged 6 months to 18 years, with neurological and genetic conditions including Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, as well as children with no diagnosis. These conditions affect their social, physical, communication and learning abilities.
They can support children in all areas of their development, which comprise vision, gross motor skills (larger movements like crawling), fine motor skills (smaller movements like self- feeding), language comprehension (understanding what people are saying), expressive language (explaining oneself), social skills, independence (self-care skills), cognitive skills (the skills that enable us to think and learn), sensory processing (responding to messages from our senses), memory and auditory processing (understanding what we hear) and academic skills (reading and writing).
They can also provide help and support to families, enabling them to better understand their child’s condition which, in turn, will enable them to cope better with the impact on family life.
British Dyslexia Association
BDA offer a broad range of support and services for parents and carers, including:
B.D.A. List of Accredited Teachers
A comprehensive list of people who have completed a B.D.A. accredited course and have agreed to be contacted. Those listed within this list are able to teach and assess children and adults with dyslexia. For more information on this list, please follow this link.
The British Dyslexia Association are able to offer diagnostic assessments for children. A diagnostic assessment is intended to confirm whether an individual has dyslexia or not. It provides a confirmed diagnosis of dyslexia, as well as a clearer picture of the young person’s strengths and weaknesses and their individual cognitive profile. For more information such as prices, booking form and an information sheet, please follow this link.
B.D.A. eLearning offer a wide range of online courses and modules. For more information on our online training and free resources available to parents, please follow this link.
Local Dyslexia Association
There are over 50 Local Dyslexia Associations, which are affiliated to the B.D.A. all over the country. To find your Local Dyslexia Association, please follow this link.
Dyslexia Action are a national charity with over 40 years’ experience in providing support to people with literacy and numeracy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
Dyslexia action’s local learning centres: