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What is Neurodiversity? (for parents)

Neurodiversity is about all of us and considers the diverse and different ways our brains work and how we process information.

As a parent you will see that your child (or children) are all different. They may be good at some things like playing computer games, building Lego, singing or playing football but may have challenges when it comes to learning to spell, or socialising with other children. Strengths and challenges vary from child to child, for example a child may love doing maths but be anxious playing team games of any sort and needs to know what is happening day to day.

Why do some young people miss out on getting a diagnosis of different neurodiverse conditions… or get the wrong one?

There are many issues that may act as a barrier to gaining a diagnosis of neurodiverse conditions such as Dyslexia or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, DLD or DCD. Budgetary constraints are often discussed but there are other reasons too…

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