Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service

  • The Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service is a specialist child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) for children and young people. The service offer assessments to determine whether a child or young person has a neurodevelopmental condition such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 

  • Base: Springfield University Hospital
  • Service Contact:
  • Service Category: Community
  • Address: Trinity Building,  Springfield University Hospital,  15 Springfield Drive, London, SW17 0YF
  • Reception hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
  • Reception phone number: 0203 513 6716

About our care

The team is made up of CAMHS professionals from different backgrounds who work together to provide a multi-disciplinary assessment. This includes child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses and speech and language therapists.

The neurodevelopmental assessment will look at a child’s strengths and weaknesses to provide a full developmental profile and inform whether they have or have not got a diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder.

As part of this assessment, information will be required from the child's school and any other professionals involved in their care, such as educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and paediatricians.

The assessment process usually consists of two appointments, whatever the age of the child.

The first appointment is an interview with the child's parent/carer where a clinician will gather information on their developmental history and discuss symptoms and concerns. This typically lasts two hours.

The second appointment is a play-based assessment (taking into account ability) which includes an observation of the child in our outpatient clinic. This typically lasts 60 minutes and doesn't require any preparation.

Following the play-based assessment, the clinician leading this will meet with the child's parent/carer to provide feedback and inform them of any preliminary findings.

Who is this service for?

The service accepts referrals for children and young people aged 5-18 who live in Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Kingston or Richmond.

Referrals and access

Referrals should be made by contacting the relevant borough's Single Point of Access (SPA) team.

Patient information