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.

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 ...

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