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:

  • Child Health and Disability
  • 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

Do you have a question about the development or wellbeing of a child or young person in Highland? Call us on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1–4pm. A health or educational professional will call you back within a few days.

Just ask poster (English)

Just ask poster (Gaelic)

Just ask poster (Polish)

Staff usually available are:

  • Dietitians
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Infant Feeding Support workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Primary Mental Health Workers
  • Psychological Service Home Visiting Teachers
  • School Nurses
  • Speech and Language Therapists

Please call us on 0300 303 1365.