ALL ABOUT KIDS MINDS
THE NEURODEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE
What does this look like for kids?
When you hear the word neurodevelopment, we're talking about the brain and our nervous system. The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carries messages to and from the brain to various parts of our bodies.
Sometimes the brain and the nervous system connect to each other differently. When this happens this is generally known as neurodevelopment disorder. In children, this presents as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, delayed learning, cerebral palsy, Tourettes and impaired vision and hearing. 80% of children will have more than one condition.
Many kids with neurodevelopment challenges can experience difficulties with language and speech and with basic motor skills. These conditions will often adversely effect social behaviour, memory, and their ability to learn. This can change or evolve as a child grows older, some will be permanent.
Diagnosis can be difficult and traumatic for both the child and their family. Getting the right information, working out treatment options and just getting some support is often hard to find and expensive to access.
We want to change all that.