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.
Chapter 6: A Consideration of Complex Conditions
A Consideration of Complex Conditions
This final chapter draws together the threads that have been running through the book. In particular, it highlights:
- the outcome of the case studies of Tommy and Sylvie from Chapter 1
- the causes of the overlap and co-existence of neurodevelopmental disorders
- the need to concentrate on what pupils find hard rather than their labels
- using what is known about how the brain works when devising strategies to help them
- recent developments in education and their relevance to pupils with complex conditions
- ideas to develop a better future.
The Case Studies Continued
The opening chapter began with two case studies. Tommy aged eight had originally been diagnosed with ADHD, a label that was later changed to ASD. Sylvie aged twelve had dyspraxia added to ...