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Multidisciplinary Assessment (MDA)

Introduction

The Multi-Disciplinary Assessment has been devised and refined, both at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and at The Child and Family Practice, with the aim of providing a detailed multi-disciplined profile of children whose parents are concerned about neurodevelopment, behaviour or academic progress. Typically, the child’s difficulties are identified either by the parents or grandparents or by the school where he or she attends. The Multi-Disciplinary Assessment (MDA) comprises three major components: 1. A clinical assessment/evaluation following review of all relevant medical and educational (school) reports. 2. A diagnostic evaluation taking into account the opinions of the various di