Disabled Children’s Outreach Service - D C O S
The service offers families of children with diagnosed complex health needs and neurodevelopmental difficulties, psychological understanding and interventions to address behavior that is challenging and distressing for the child.
This small multi-disciplinary team uses a range of therapeutic evidence-based interventions to support parents to improve difficulties with behavior, eating, play, sleep management, relationships and communication difficulties. Support can be provided in the family home, or in groups in the community, such as in schools. Walk in consultations can also take place at Stay and Play.**
** See also our DCOS’ Local Offer entry for ‘Stay and Play’ Saturday service: for more immediate help and psychological support.**
Referrals are accepted from any involved professionals for children with diagnosed disabilities, from any of the following sets of need:
• Learning disabilities linked with communication, behavioral, emotional or social needs
• Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
• Sensory impairment
• Long term medical conditions
• Neuro developmental conditions
• Multiple disabilities.