Behavioural and Learning Diagnoses

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Behavioural and Learning Diagnoses

Here you will find articles covering a range of common child and adolescent diagnoses affecting learning and behaviour.

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Information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how it presents in children

ADHD in girls

Exploring issues in the underdiagnosis of ADHD in girls and how their symptoms are expressed differently to boys

ADHD in adolescence

ADHD has a significant impact during adolescence and this article discusses the difficulties experienced during this important stage of their lives.

Anxiety and Breathing

The relationship between the physical symptoms of anxiety and breathing

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Exploring how ASD impacts on learning and behaviour this article is designed to help parents and teachers understand and support their needs.

ASD in girls

Girls differ in the way they present with symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder. This article provides an introduction to these differences

Attachment Difficulties

An introduction to Attachment Theory and the behavioural characteristics of the four types described: secure, ambivalent,avoidant and disorganised


Information and management of breath-holding in children

Conduct Disorder

Information on the behavioural characteristics of conduct disorder


An article exploring the medical, learning and behaviour needs of diabetic children in schools


Information about dyscalculia, a specific difficulty with maths concepts


Information about dyslexia and the needs of children with the condition


Information about dyspraxia (developmental coordination disorder) in children and adolescents

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders can be devastating and this article explores the symptoms and warning signs

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Information about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Article providing information about the needs of children with fetal alcohol syndrome

Glue Ear (Otitis Media)

Information about Glue Ear and fluctuating conductive hearing loss

Impact of speech and language development on behaviour

The relationship between Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Information about the behaviours and diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome

An article exploring the behaviours presented by children with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome

Selective Mutism

An introduction to Selective Mutism and the difficulties it presents

Sensory Needs

Information on sensory differences and how they impact on behaviour and learning

Sleep Problems

Sleep is crucial for maintaining our health, mental well-being and learning. This article explores what sleep is, how much we need and when.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder is a debilitating condition affecting everyday interactions

Summer Born Children

Article exploring the disadvantaged faced by children with birthdays at the end of the academic year

Tourette Syndrome

Information about the presentation of Tourette Syndrome in children

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The Spectrum of Diagnoses

This article explores the uncertainty and confusion around diagnosis for common developmental behavioural conditions

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You may also be interested in the five minute guides. These provide brief introductory information on a range of diagnoses in a printable A5 handout format.

Five Minute Guides

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