The ADD Information Service provides information and support to help children, adolescents and adults with neurological disorders to reach their health, educational, social and employment potentials.
The ADD Information Service provides information about assessment and diagnosis of neurological disorders.
ADHD and ADD/Inattentive ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyposensitivity Disorder, and inattentive type, are usually associated with significant leaning needs. Until recently Inattentive ADD was called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The three main characteristics are difficulties with:
- sustaining attention, effort and persistence
- controlling of emotions, impulses to act and delaying responses
More than 50% of ADHD is associated with ASD, and anxiety.
ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
ASD includes autism, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and childhood disintegrative disorder. These disorders are characterised by:
- difficulties in social interaction
- difficulties with verbal and nonverbal communication
- stereotyped or repetitive behaviours and interests
- sensory issues
- in some cases, cognitive delays
Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Tourette’s
Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Tourette’s are some of many disorders whose prevalence amongst individuals with ADD/ADHD and ASD is higher than for the general population.