HDCD
Highland Developmental Co-ordination
Disorder Group

Guidance Notes

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Preface

Summary

1 Introduction
    1.1 Historical Background
    1.2 Formation of a Steering Group
            1.2.1 Aims
            1.2.2 Objectives
            1.2.3 Establishing a Baseline

2 Definition and Terminology

3 Prevalence and Impact
    3.1 General
    3.2 Speech and Language

4 Identification
    4.1 General
    4.2 Speech and Language

5 Access to Services

6 Referral
    6.1 Health
    6.2 Education
      Figure 1. Pathway of Care for Children with DCD

7 Assessment

8 Professionals who may be Involved

9 Current Roles of Professionals
    9.1 Education
        9.1.1 The Role of School Based Teachers
        9.1.2 The Role of the Educational Psychologist
        9.1.3 The Role of the Pre-School Teaching Service
        9.1.4 The Role of Specialist Teachers Autism Outreach Services
        9.1.5 The Role of Support for Learning Teachers
    9.2 Health
        9.2.1 The Role of the Clinical Psychologist
        9.2.2 The Role of the Community Paediatrician
        9.2.3 The Role of the Health Visitor
        9.2.4 The Role of the Occupational Therapist
        9.2.5 The Role of the Physiotherapist
        9.2.6 The Role of the School Nurse
        9.2.7 The Role of the Speech & Language Therapist
    9.3 Social Worker with Children and Families affected by Developmental Disorders
        9.3.1 Family Key Workers
        9.3.2 Social Care Workers
        9.3.3 Social Worker, Birnie Child Development Centre
        9.3.4 Social Worker, Children and Families Affected by Disability
        9.3.5 Social Worker, Children & Family Teams
    9.4 Voluntary Sector
        9.4.1 Highland DCD Group
    9.4.2 CHIP

10 Transition

11 Movement Groups

12 Standards
    12.1 Generic
    12.2 Specific Standards

13 Confidentiality

14 Information

15 Ongoing Role of the Steering Group

16 DCD and Co-Morbidity in Relation to the Autism and ADHD Reviews

17 Evidence Base
    17.1 Professional Colleges and Networks
    17.2 Literature Searches
    17.3 Clinical Practice

18 Bibliography

19 Appendices

Appendix A Common features

Appendix B Terminology

Appendix C Useful guidelines for the assessment

Appendix D Sources of information

 

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