Working with children’s services
The Centre provides a forum for the exchange of information between researchers interested in understanding disorders of learning in children and the professionals who work with children with these difficulties.
We run a research clinic for children who are experiencing difficulties in aspects of learning. Children visit for a single session lasting approximately two hours, to complete assessments of core cognitive skills such as attention and memory, and of progress in important areas of learning. These include language, literacy and maths.
Who can attend the clinic?
We see children aged 5 to 18 years who may have problems in one or more of the following areas:
At present, invitations to attend the clinic are provided by relevant community service providers such as Speech and Language Therapy, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and Local Education Authority services including Educational Psychology and specialist teachers. Further information for practitioners who wish to recommend children for the clinic is provided on our CALM Referrers Information Sheet.
How can I refer a child to CALM?
Please give the child’s parents a printed copy of the CALM Parent Information Sheet. Parents who wish their child to attend the clinic for an assessment should complete the Expression of Interest form at the end of the sheet. Once completed, this sheet should be returned to us by either yourself or the parent.
Information for the child about the clinic is provided in the sheets below. When the child visits the clinic we will explain fully what is involved to ensure that they are happy to take part. We have also prepared age-appropriate information sheets that can be passed on the children if you wish (see below).