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North Lincolnshire CAMHS Intellectual Disability Team

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Our Intellectual Disabilities team provides a service to children who have a significant intellectual disability and additional complex behavioural or mental health needs, typically this is a child or young person in a special school with an IQ of 55 and below.

We work in partnership with families and other agencies involved with the child or young person, to carry out assessments and interventions with individuals, families or groups, or offer consultation to agencies.


We can help with:

Challenging behaviour
Emotional difficulties
Mental health problems
Specific services we provide

Interventions may be with a child or young person on their own, or with their family or with a group.

They might include:

Assessment of skills, strengths and specific difficulties.

Support in conjunction with Neuro-developmental pathway:

Neuro-developmental assessments
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Psychiatric assessment and medication
Behaviour management advice & interventions
Counselling for young people and parents
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Training in Intellectual disabilities and mental health/ developmental problems
Group work
Family work
We may also offer consultation and training to other services and families, including those working with pre-school children, and where appropriate may work jointly with referrer and other services to offer the best package of care.

We accept referrals to the service from children and young people who:

Are between 5 and 18 years of age
Are resident in North Lincolnshire or registered with a North Lincolnshire doctor
Have a significant Intellectual Disabilities
Display severe challenging behaviour or mental health problems that require the input of a specialist provision.