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Table 4 Other services for which participants would like to see more provision

From: How paediatricians investigate early developmental impairment in the UK: a qualitative descriptive study

Other services participants want greater access and funding directed towards
Therapy services and other allied health care services
 • Speech and language therapy (7 participants)
 • Physiotherapy (5 participants)
 • Occupational therapy (5 participants)
 • Wheelchair services (1 participant)
 • Neuropsychology (1 participant)
 • Dietician (1 participant)
Community early intervention services
 • Portage / parenting support to promote child development in early years (6 participants)
 • Health visitors (2 participants)
Mental health / behaviour support
 • Behavioural management services (5 participants)
 • Sleep services with expertise in children with abnormal development (5 participants)
 • Support for children and families with an autistic spectrum disorder (4 participants)
 • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services / Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (3 participants)
 • Learning disability support / nurses (3 participants)
Educational services
 • Educational support services (2 participants)
Other areas of clinical practice
 • Ability to perform assessment with all professionals together as a multidisciplinary team (3 participants)
 • EEG / neurophysiology (1 participant)
 • Respite care (1 participant)