We hope you find this summary of conditions and support links a useful resource
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,a developmental impairment of the brain’s executive functions. People with ADHD have trouble with impulse-control, focusing, and organization. A developmental impairment of the brain’s self-management system.
The autism spectrum, identifies a loosely-defined cluster of neurodevelopmental issues characterized by challenges in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and can be the presence of repetitive behaviors and restricted interests. Other common features may include responses to sensory stimuli, and a preference for sameness or unusual adherence to routines.
For more in-depth information and support links please visit our Autism page
The term ‘developmental delay’ or ‘global development delay’ is used when a child takes longer to reach certain development milestones than other children their age. This might include learning to walk or talk, movement skills, learning new things and interacting with others socially and emotionally.
Down’s Syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome. Chromosomes are small “packages” of genes in the body. They determine how a baby’s body forms and functions as it grows during pregnancy and after birth.
Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21. A medical term for having an extra copy of a chromosome is ‘trisomy.’ Down syndrome is also referred to as Trisomy 21.
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