GV Developmental Clinic

Ph: (03) 5858-1757

Neurodiversity

We support and value neurodiversity.

At the same time, we understand the need for children and adults, regardless of age, to seek assessments and diagnoses of what are currently classified as neurodevelopmental 'disorders'.

We do not consider children or adults with neurodevelopmental differences to be disordered. We appreciate their uniqueness and their strengths as well as their difficulties.

Nevertheless, a most important part of our professional service is to provide the formal assessments that will help referrers make decisions regarding the following so-called 'neurodevelopmental disorders' diagnoses:

  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Speech Sound Disorder
  • Childhood Onset Fluency Disorder (Stuttering)
  • Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disorder
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder
  • Tic Disorders

It is our hope that within a matter of decades, most of these neurodevelopmental differences will no longer be classified as 'disorders', certainly not as 'mental disorders'.


We highly recommend the book, 'Kids in the Syndrome Mix ...' (2nd Edition). Each chapter focuses on a specific area of differences and difficulties and provides valuable information as well ideas and strategies for support.