Dyslexia

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common type of learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in the reading and spelling of words. Dyslexia should be recognised as a spectrum disorder, with symptoms ranging from very mild to very severe. In particular, people with...
Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia, also known as DCD (developmental co-ordination disorder), is a disability that affects movement and co-ordination. It is thought to be caused by a disruption in the way messages from the brain are transmitted to the body. Dyspraxia is characterised by...
Developmental Delay

Developmental Delay

Developmental Delay is a diagnosis often given to a child with overall learning difficulties and problems such as low tone, cognitive, sensory and physical delay. Often these children do not fit criteria to be seen in the NHS by OT teams. However, this does not mean...
Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorder or SPD is a neurological disorder causing difficulties with taking in, processing and responding to sensory information about the environment and from within the own body (visual, auditory, tactile, olfaction, gustatory, vestibular and...
Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) arises from a failure to form normal attachments to primary caregivers in early childhood. Such a failure could result from severe early experiences of neglect, abuse, abrupt separation from caregivers between the ages of six months...
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