Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of conditions that affect the development of the nervous system, particularly the brain. These disorders typically manifest early in childhood and often persist into adulthood. Examples of neurodevelopmental disorders include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Specific Learning Disorders (e.g., dyslexia)
  • Communication Disorders (e.g., language disorder)
  • Motor Disorders (e.g., developmental coordination disorder)
  • Tic Disorders (e.g., Tourette’s syndrome)

Each disorder is characterised by specific cognitive, motor, or social development difficulties. Early identification and intervention are crucial for managing neurodevelopmental disorders and supporting individuals affected by them.