About the Bourgogne LLD Referral Centre ?
The LLD Referral Centre is made up of a multidisciplinary team. The centre's duty is to conduct a supplementary diagnostic assessment in cases where complex language (spoken and/or written) and learning disorders are unresponsive to the initial treatment and rehabilitative measures.
First-line diagnostic assessments are not conducted. The Reference Centre networks with locally and regionally-based professionals. It is therefore not a management facility or a specialised school.
How to go about getting an evaluation at the Bourgogne LLD Referral Centre ?
To get an evaluation requested by the professionals, the family contacts the administrative office, which will ask for a complete request form to be compiled.
How is an assessment conducted ?
- The first step is the multidisciplinary evaluation which takes place over the course of two non-consecutive days. In the case of families living more than 150 kilometres away, the secretary liaises with the University Hospital's family-patient lodgings, so that children and families can be rested before undergoing the assessment. The second step is reporting the results to the family on day three.
- Step 1 : Multidisciplinary assessment: paedopsychiatric and neuropaediatric consultations, with paraclinical workup, if necessary (blood test, EEG, brain MRI, etc.), speech therapy, neuropsychological and occupational therapy assessments +/- an interview with a social worker, as required. If assessments have already been conducted, only a supplementary assessment or a medical summary may be recommended.
- Step 2 : Creation of a personal treatment plan which is verbally communicated to the family, preparation of a report summary issued to the family and the entire professional team involved and/or a group meeting held with the professionals (rehabilitation therapists, teaching team, school medical officer, educational advisor) with a view to implementing the necessary rehabilitation and teaching adjustments, and preparing 100% LTHC and MDPH (local regional authority for the disabled) certificates if necessary.
Noémie Relin, a speech therapist working part-time at the LLD Referral Centre. Also freelances.
The speech therapy assessment evaluates spoken and written language and mathematical cognition. In this way, it plays a role in the multidisciplinary diagnosis.
Sophie Chancenotte, a neuropsychologist working part-time at the LLD Referral Centre. Also practices at a child psychiatric day clinic and freelances with a multidisciplinary surgery.
Delphine Melet, a neuropsychologist working part-time at the LLD Referral Centre. Also practices at CAMSP (centre for early medico-social action) which caters to children from age 0 to 6.
Within the framework of the LLD Referral Centre, the neuropsychologist evaluates cognitive functions such as attention-span and memory processes, etc. and is therefore involved in the multidisciplinary diagnosis.
Véronique Darmency, a paediatric neurologist, and coordinating physician working part-time at the LLD Referral Centre. Also practices as a paediatric neurologist in the Clinical Neurophysiology Department at Dijon University Hospital.
Patricia Plumet, a part-time LLD Referral Centre child psychiatrist now practicing jointly at the LLD Referral Centre and in a freelance capacity.
Lucie Grange, child psychiatrist at the LLD Referral Centre (40%) and working jointly in Autism Resource Centres Burgundy.
The paedopsychiatric consultation evaluates the effect that language and/or learning disorders can have on personality development and self-esteem in children. It is also used to form a differential diagnosis in cases where a pervasive developmental disorder exists.
Audrey Bizouard, a part-time social worker at the LLD Referral Centre. Also practices at the paediatric department of Dijon University Hospital.
Marie Ruffier Bourdet / Margot Vendangeot, part-time occupational therapist at the LLD Referral Centre. Also freelances specialising in evaluation and supportive care of persons with eating disorders and sensory disturbances. (trained in the supportive care of children with ASD).
Sofia Cabitza, medical secretary.