This book explores the multi disciplinary approaches which may successfully address many of the difficulties faced by disorganised children.
Although children with mild neuro-developmental problems have been known to physicians for decades, these disorganised children are increasingly coming to the attention of healthcare professionals and teachers. Unfortunately, as definitive diagnosis is seldom reached, their presentation is attributed to defiance, disobedience, oppositional attitudes, authority issues, anti-social behaviour and just being naughty.
Careful assessment may identify features of neurological presentations such as ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, OCD, dyslexia or Tourette syndrome. Whilst these difficulties may not warrant formal diagnosis, they will still seriously impair the child’s daily function. Disorganised children are therefore an invisible and often overlooked group of young people. However, when parents and teachers implement innovative and creative strategies, these children and adolescents invariably flourish.
This book explores the multi-disciplinary approaches, which may successfully address many of the difficulties faces by disorganised children, avoiding labelling and inappropriate medicalisation of problems, which can be managed psychologically or educationally. The combination of information, exercises and case studies makes it a valuable tool for parents, healthcare and teaching professionals, providing important insights and practical guidance on how best to help disorganised children.