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Neurodevelopmental and Neurobehavioral Disorders

Neurodevelopmental or neurobehavioral disorders are a group of behavioral and learning conditions which influence an individual’s ability to learn, process their environment, feel emotions, or practice self control. Some of the conditions that fall under this category are: 

  • ADHD

  • Dyslexia 

  • Sensory Processing disorders (SPD)

  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

  • Anxiety or depression


Neurobehavioral disorders influence different regions of the brain resulting in a reduced capacity for the regions to communicate synchronously. This can lead to a lack of development of the brain.


There may also be metabolic disturbances which influence these conditions. Contributing factors such as our immune system, hormonal system, environmental triggers, infections, blood sugar dysregulation can all influence how our brain processes information.


Commonly, the main presenting symptoms  in this population are the following:

  • Distractibility and attention

  • Task avoidance

  • Difficulty with attention to detail

  • Difficulty with school work

  • Time management

  • Organizational troubles

  • Impulsivity

  • Mood and behavior problems

  • Difficulty with certain sounds, tastes or environments

autism, adhd, dyslexia
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