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NDD Local Services and Support - Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Children with Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties: As with other developmental skills and milestones, the age at which children learn language and start talking can vary. Some children take a little longer - when those around them know about the stages of communication development and…

NDD Local Services and Support - Behaviour

All children have times when they behave in inappropriate or challenging ways. They can go through different phases as they develop and become more independent and this might mean they push limits and boundaries from time to time. At times of change or difficulty, for…

NDD Local Services and Support - Healthy Relationships

We all want children to grow up healthy, happy, safe and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. From September 2020 all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education in school. Your child’s school will have flexibility to deliver the content in a…

NDD Local Services and Support - Parenting Supporting

Being a parent is both rewarding and challenging.  All children are unique and families too but there are often common themes that are relevant to all parents. It is perfectly normal to sometimes wonder if you are getting things right or if there is perhaps…

NDD Local Services and Support - Sensory

Sensory Processing is the ability to register, discriminate, adapt and respond appropriately, both physically and emotionally to sensory input from our bodies and the environment. We receive a great deal of information from our senses. We use this information in many ways – to help…

NDD Local Services and Support - Family Wellbeing

Children’s wellbeing is connected to their parents’ (mental and physical) wellbeing more than any other influence in their lives and parents and children do not exist in isolation. Our upbringing and family life shapes us, gives us context to the world around us – our…

NDD Local Services and Support - Learning and development

Learning is the acquisition of new information, behaviours, or abilities after practice, observation, or other experience. Development is the progressive series of changes that occur over the lifespan of a human being. (APA Dictionary of Psychology). Learning and development are closely linked, in that learning…

NDD Local Services and Support - Toilet Training and Continence

In the UK an estimated 900,000, or 1 in 12, 5-19 year olds suffer from bowel and bladder conditions. These include bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling. The impact of continence conditions can be significant on a child or teenager’s life and the stress that…

NDD Local Services and Support - Independent Life Skills

All young people need to develop skills which enable to them to live their lives as independently as possible as adults.  Many of us take these skills for granted, but for some young people, this can offer a real sense of achievement and freedom and…