Information About Neurodevelopmental Disorders
If you or someone you care about are experiencing difficulties related to ADHD, ASD, and LD and would like to learn new skills to overcome the impact of your symptoms on academic, work or daily life, you came to the right place! We are a group of highly trained psychotherapists who specialize in ADHD, ASD, and LD support. We use an eclectic set of treatment protocols, such as Cognitive Beahviour Therapy or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to best suit individual needs, and also provide a workshop for parents and caregivers to minimize their stress and maximize their ability to provide support.
What are Neurodevelopmental Disorders?
Neurodevelopmental disorders represent a group of life long conditions that are primary genetic in nature or may be caused by an acquired biological brain disorder. Symptoms typically begin to manifest during childhood years. Neurodevelopmental disorders are characterized by impairments in personal, social, academic, or occupational functioning and affect emotion and behaviour regulation, learning abilities, memory and social communication. Deficits may vary from specific limitations in learning or difficulties in executive functions to global impairments in social skills or cognitive abilities. Neurodevelopmental disorders can often co-occur, therefore it is not unusual that an individual with ADHD may also have a Learning Disability.
The degree of difficulties associated with neurodevelopmental disorders is wide ranging. For some, they cause minimal interference in their lives, while others may experience significant mental, emotional, and health-related difficulties.
Types of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
There are many types of neurodevelopmental disorders, but here at Bmindful, we specialize in:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and
- Specific Learning Disabilities (LD)
Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Although there are no known cures for neurodevelopmental disorders, medication, psychotherapy, psychoeducation and learning strategies can be effective interventions. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you understand your struggles, become aware of unhelpful thoughts and replace old habits with new behaviours that promote positive and healthy life changes.