Neurodevelopmental conditions are a group of conditions which are affected by the way the brain develops in a person. This may be a result of genetic or environmental factors or a combination of both. They commonly appear in childhood. They are lifelong conditions.

The main neurodevelopmental conditions are:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or autism spectrum condition (ASC)
  • Dyspraxia (also referred to as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder or DCD)
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Specific Learning Disorders (such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia)
  • Some speech-sound or fluency disorders, such as stuttering
  • Learning disabilities

Some neurodevelopmental conditions are assessed and diagnosed through a specialist neurodevelopmental service. Others, such as specific learning disorders, may be assessed through your child’s nursery, school or other educational setting.

If you have concerns regarding your pre-school child, first steps would be to speak with your health visitor, your child’s childcare setting or your GP.

If your child is school-age or above, speak to your child’s class teacher, the school special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) and/or your GP.

If you are an adult, speak to your GP.

Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing Tool

Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing is a free, online tool providing self-care information to support adults, children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. If you think that you, your child or young person may be neurodivergent, using this tool can help you identify personal strengths and areas of need and find self-care information tailored to a person’s own needs and the challenges they face. The report can also be a useful aid to discussion when accessing advice and support.

Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing

Information and advice for neurodivergent people and their families

An information and advice booklet for neurodivergent people and their families living in Coventry and Warwickshire is also available to download. Co-produced by professionals, neurodivergent people and their families, it provides useful information about services and supprt available for those who are diagnosed or who self identify as neurodivergent and those who care and support them.

Information and advice for neurodivergent people and their families

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