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Neurodevelopmental service


The South East Essex Neurodevelopmental Service supports children who have a neurodevelopmental disorder as well as their parents and carers. It is available for children and young people living in the Southend, Castle Point and Rochford area. 

Our neurodevelopmental pathway helps children and young people who are showing signs of a neurodevelopmental disorder. Our highly-specialist clinicians are able to assess children and young people, and diagnose neurodevelopmental conditions such as:

  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 
  • autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • tics and Tourette's syndrome
  • dyspraxia

Having a diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder can help children and families understand their needs and access support.

However, your child does not need a diagnosis to get help in school. Read more about support for children and their families on our information for parents and carers page

The South East Essex Neurodevelopemental Service is based at The Lighthouse Child Development Centre in Southend. For more information on The Lighthouse and latest updates, please visit our keeping you informed page

Referral Information

Schools, GPs and other healthcare professionals can refer a child or young person to the neurodevelopmental pathway. Click the link below to access information on the referral process and required forms:

We are not currently able to accept referrals from families. If you are a parent or carer seeking support with your child's neurodevelopment please speak to your GP or other professional to discuss making a referral. 

Click the below link for information on the neurodevelopmental pathway for parents and carers:

Link: information for parents

Support for parents and carers

There are a wide range of local, national and international resources available for parents and carers who are supporting a child or young person with neurodevelopmental needs. You can find these on our resources for parents and carers page

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