Bringing together research on how the brain learns, this resource helps educators recognize, understand, and teach the growing numbers of children with more than one condition or disorder.

Environmental Issues and Therapeutic Approaches

Environmental issues and therapeutic approaches

This chapter covers:

  • the part the environment plays in neurodevelopmental disorders
  • whether diet is a significant factor in these conditions
  • whether the use of supplements can play a part in contributing to a child's well-being
  • whether the use of medication can be justified in helping children (and the adults around them) to cope with their difficulties
  • the need for psychological support in schools
  • which therapies and therapists may need to be part of the support offered to pupils with developmental disorders.

Adverse Factors in the Environment

How children's brains develop will depend not just on how far normal development is able to take place and whether there are genetic or neurological abnormalities, but also on the environment, both in the womb and after birth. ...

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