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Neurological conditions are caused by non-typical development of the brain, the
spinal cord or the nervous system.
Conditions of the brain can be caused either by brain damage or abnormalities in
Common neurological conditions include:
Some behavioural difficulties such as ADHD
Children with these difficulties are found in mainstream and special schools.
Levels B, C and D of this module explore some of these in more detail.
More than one condition
Children can often be diagnosed as having more than one condition. Therefore each
child is different and their needs can be complex.
Diagnosing developmental conditions
As yet, there is no medical test for most developmental conditions, so diagnosis
depends on observing and analysing children's behaviour. It works best for children
when teachers, parents and professionals work together to plan a personalised approach
to meeting their needs.