Bournemouth Council

Getting a Diagnosis

You might have waited a long time to get a diagnosis and once you’ve got it you may be worried about what happens next

Your doctor or social worker can help you get a diagnosis for your child if they've got special educational needs or disabilities and should be able to offer you advice and support about what to do next.

In some cases there is a long waiting period before you get test results or appointments with specialists and you might feel like you’ve been forgotten. Don't be afraid to get back in touch with your doctor's surgery or social worker and ask for an update.

There are lots of other sources of help and information available to you online and the Local Offer will help you find them and get in touch with people who can explain what happens once your child’s got their diagnosis.

You might also want to do some research on your own to help you prepare for the future, and help you explain to your child what their diagnosis means for them.

The NHS Choices website has an excellent section about coping with a diagnosis with resources for a wide variety of learning disabilities.

Contact Us

Telephone

General Enquiries

01202 451451

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

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