Neurodevelopment means brain development. The different terms some people use to describe differences in Neurodevelopment are Neurodiversity/Neurodiverse and/or Neurodivergent.
There are many factors that can impact on our brain’s development. Genetics can play a key role in this, but sometimes environmental factors can have an impact. For example, a traumatic life event or birth trauma has been shown to have some effect on the brain’s development. It is important to say that it is not always clear why a child may have a neurodevelopmental condition.
As people, we are all diverse and our brains develop differently. Many of us will share common traits associated with certain neurodevelopmental conditions, but that does not always mean we will need an assessment and/or support. An assessment may be needed when it is clear there is a significant impact on our learning, relationships, emotional and physical health and/or life opportunities.
It is important to say that there are lots of reasons to celebrate those of us who can see the world differently, offer a different perspective, have a different set of skills and use different methods of communication. Being neurodiverse is not a negative thing. The most important part is gaining the acceptance, understanding and support of those around you and to embrace yourself knowing just what you can do!
Please contact your local service to find out more about what is available in your area.
Central Area: Conwy & Denbighshire Tel: 03000 850031
East area Wrexham and Flintshire Tel: Wrexham- 03000 848 152 & Flintshire - 03000859112
West Area: Anglesey and Gwynedd Tel: 03000 848 152
If you would like to speak to our Patient Experience Team about the service you have received whether positive or negative we are really keen to hear from you, as your views, opinions and experiences will support us to make our services better.
Please note this email address is for our Patient Experience Leads and does not link directly to Neurodevelopment Teams. Please do not send referral or case information to this address as it will not be redirected to other services. If you wish to contact your Neurodevelopmental Service please ring the service via the contact details in the contact section of the Webpage.