Diagnoses can be useful in terms of understanding a child or young person's needs when they happen to fall into a recognised pattern.  Often, this isn't the case and parents can be left without an understanding of why their child is struggling in certain areas of their lives.

Dr Bird uses a range of standardised and individual assessments to identify areas of strength and vulnerability in even the most complex of young people.  He uses an approach based on formulation rather than diagnosis to weigh up the impact that a person's life experience and learning profile have had on their functioning and emerging identity.  

If you have a specific or general concern about your child, Dr Bird can assist you in understanding the issues and mapping the options for support.  

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