We appreciate, value and support neurodiversity.
At the same time, we understand the need for children and adults, regardless of age, to seek assessments and diagnoses of what are currently classified as neurodevelopmental 'disorders'.
We do not consider children or adults with neurodevelopmental differences to be disordered. We appreciate their uniqueness and their strengths as well as their difficulties.
Nevertheless, a most important part of our professional service is to provide the formal assessments that will help referrers make decisions regarding the following so-called 'neurodevelopmental disorders' diagnoses where such 'diagnoses' are unfortunately still required for additional support: eg by Department of Education, Centrelink, NDIS, etc:
It is our hope that within decades, most of these neurodevelopmental differences will no longer be classified as 'disorders', certainly not as 'mental disorders' and that children and adults, of any age, will receive additional support based on need, not based on diagnosis.
We highly recommend the book, 'Kids in the Syndrome Mix ...' (2nd Edition). Each chapter focuses on a specific area of differences and difficulties and provides valuable information as well ideas and strategies for support.
Kids in the Syndrome Mix