An overview of neurodevelopmental difficulties: Similarities, confusions and implications for assessment

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkResearch


This session looked at neurodevelopment difficulties such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Developmental Co-ordination Difficulty; Dyspraxia; and Dysgraphia. Consideration of the presenting difficulties and the underlying causes will lead to discussion of overlapping symptoms and the need for differential diagnoses. Confounding factors such as poor teaching, low socio-economic status, early school leaving, migrant populations and general learning difficulties will be considered in the diagnoses and the need to take other hypotheses/explanations into account. This led into discussion about making a theory informed assessment and about intervention.
Period15 Dec 2016
Held atUniversity of Malta, Malta
Degree of RecognitionInternational