Neuro-Developmental Disorder (NDD) is an umbrella term for a group of disorders arising during the developmental period. NDD is characterized by severe and often co-occurring deficits in the cognitive, social, communicative, motor, behavioral and emotional spheres, that result in significant challenges in school and home settings. NDD includes Intellectual Disability (ID), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, and other disorders.
Interventions to help children with NDD regulate their behaviors may decrease maladaptive behaviors and increase positive behaviors. However, developing self-regulation skills is difficult and requires substantial support. Children need to learn to monitor, evaluate, and modify their target behaviors especially during early adolescence (i.e., 10 -13 years).
Project Lead: Gillian Hayes