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Purpose

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
  • organisation
  • controlling of emotions, impulses to act and delaying responses

More than 50% of ADHD is associated with ASD, and anxiety.

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

  • 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.

Contact the ADD Information Service

Mobile 027 335 3581