Neuro-developmental disorders

What are neuro-developmental disorders?

A sufferer of a neuro-developmental disorder may bear differences in brain development with possible variations their normal brain and mind functioning, resulting in social, emotional and/or cognitive difficulties. Neuro-developmental disorders may include –

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Intellectual disability
  • and learning disabilities. 

Neuro-developmental disorders generally occur from around pregnancy and birth, therefore are often first noticed in early childhood.

What causes neuro-developmental disorders?

There is much debate currently about what may contribute towards neuro-developmental disorders. For most it is accepted that there are complex and multiple contributors including biological, psychosocial and environmental risk factors.

What are the experiences of neurodevelopmental disorders?

These experiences are wide-ranging depending on the individual but can include difficulties with:

  • Social communication 
  • Focus and attention
  • Processing speed
  • Language and communication
  • Academic work
  • Adapting to change
  • Memory and concentration
  • Cognitive flexibility 
  • Impulsive responses and behaviours 
  • Understanding and using appropriate social behaviours
  • Anger and aggression
  • Associated mood and anxiety difficulties

How can Re-centre help?

We understand the complexity of challenges around individuals and families experiencing neuro-developmental disorders.

There are several ways you and your family can find help, and Re-centre aims to assist you this process.

It will begin with a consultation with one of our specialists

In understanding your experiences better with your psychiatrist, and undertaking cognitive and other functional assessments with our specialist psychologists, more comprehensive diagnostic clarity can be achieved.

You may then consider the possible array of treatment options, for example

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