Children with disabilities

How we support children and families

We work with various departments in NHS Highland to offer a service to help children and families. This includes working with:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Dietitians

The children's disability teams are part of the family teams. This makes sure all children with disabilities are considered first as children, and their needs are assessed in the context of their family, school and community. We want children and young people with disabilities need to be included in and nurtured by their families, their schools and their communities. 

Guidance for making a request for assistance

Just ask

This enquiry line is for our parents, carers, children, young people, and those who work with them. The phone line is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm.

Staff usually available are:

  • Autism Practitioner
  • Community Learning Disability Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Pre-school Home Visiting Teachers
  • School Nurses
  • Primary Mental Health Workers

Please call us on 0300 303 1365.