Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children. We provide expert intervention when it matters most.

Developmental and cognitive problems affect learning and can make life difficult at school and at home.

Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists in child and adolescent cognitive and mental health includes consultant psychiatrists and neurologists who are supported by behavioural, educational and clinical psychologists as well as speech and language therapists.

The breadth of our expertise means that we can offer a variety of assessment methods that are both structured and semi-structured. For example, when Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are suspected, we offer a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment service.

Public Health England 2016 quoted that up to 1 in 10 young people between the ages of 5 to 16 years suffer from a diagnosable mental health illness.

Scientific evidence shows that up to 50% of mental health disorders appear before the age of 14, and that up to 75% of the mental health disorders would be expressed before the age of 18.

Early, accurate diagnosis for neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health is pivotal for the evolving advancement of children and young people and to prevent psychiatric disorders in adulthood. It is therefore crucial that mental health in young people is considered and properly treated.

In recognition of the spiralling issue, Re:Cognition Health’s services for children and young people have created a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, Occupational therapists and councillors, all with expertise and extensive capability.

Our breadth of cognitive expertise with neurodevelopment disorders and mental health has enabled pioneering developments to take place in our children and young people’s service.

We are driven by the goal to provide children and young people with a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and support infrastructure for neurodevelopmental disorders.

The Early Start Denver Model

As part of our cognitive innovation initiative, Re:Cognition Health has launched the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) for young children with Autism.

Though established in the USA 20 years ago, Re:Cognition Health are the first clinic to launch the Model in the UK.

ESDM is a comprehensive behavioural early intervention approach for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) promoting language, learning and communication and encouraging initiative and engagement through a scaffolding of communication and interaction.

The model is a developmental, naturalistic and relationship-centred programme for children aged 12 months to approximately 5 years. It is delivered by therapists and parents at home, in the clinic and in group settings


Re:Cognition Health is also offering diagnosis and tailored treatments for those young people and adults with ADHD/ADD.

Our very specialist team offers a broad range of both non-pharmacological and pharmacological options depending on specific patient’s needs and individual/family preferences.

Our competency extends to Qbtech’s, Qbtest and Qbcheck, an objective evaluative treatment response for ADHD/ADD. The treatment measures, simultaneously, attention, impulsivity and motor activity.

We also facilitate the first evidence-based psychoeducation programme to better understand and deal with ADHD symptoms and its functional impairment

My daughter was feeling quite frustrated for a time and now even family relationships have improved. We really feel that Dr Ferrin understands Jade*, the way she is and she feelsParent of Re:Cognition Health Patient

For schools and universities

We assist schools and universities in supporting their students who are currently presenting with cognitive and behavioural symptoms.

We understand that these are critical stages in their cognitive development and firmly believe that early intervention and diagnosis of such problems can benefit, significantly, an individual’s future potential.

Management includes speech and language therapy, behavioural coaching and psychological therapy for children and their families; all of which are designed to help our young patients achieve their full potential.

We assess, diagnose and treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Depression
  • Development delay
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Exam stress
  • Internet misuse and overuse
  • Self-harm
  • Substance abuse
  • Tic disorder
  • Tourette’s syndrome


*Jade is a fictitious name

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