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Speech Therapist

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders encompass a range of conditions that affect brain development, impacting a child's cognitive, social, and emotional functioning. At Redwood Psychology, we specialize in addressing these challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Developmental Language Disorder, and difficulties related to language, literacy, and social communication.


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


  • Social Interaction: Challenges in social communication and interaction, difficulty understanding social cues or expressing emotions.

  • Communication: Differences in speech development, repetitive language, or difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations.

  • Repetitive Behaviours: Engaging in repetitive movements or fixating on specific interests or routines.




  • Reading Difficulties: Challenges in reading fluency, decoding words, and comprehending written text.

  • Spelling and Writing: Trouble with spelling, organizing thoughts for writing, and poor handwriting.

  • Phonological Processing: Difficulty recognizing and manipulating sounds in spoken language.


ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)


  • Inattention: Difficulty sustaining attention, easily distracted, and frequently making careless mistakes.

  • Hyperactivity and Impulsivity: Restlessness, excessive talking, impulsive actions, and difficulty waiting or taking turns.

  • Executive Function Challenges: Poor time management, organization, and planning skills.


Developmental Language Disorder


  • Language Development: Delayed language milestones, limited vocabulary, and difficulty constructing sentences.

  • Comprehension Challenges: Trouble understanding complex language or following instructions.

  • Social Communication: Difficulty in initiating or maintaining conversations and understanding non-literal language.


Language, Literacy, and Social Communication Challenges


  • Expressive and Receptive Language: Difficulty expressing thoughts and understanding spoken or written language.

  • Literacy Challenges: Struggles with reading, writing, spelling, or understanding written information.

  • Social Communication: Challenges in understanding social cues, maintaining conversations, or forming friendships.


Our Approach

At Redwood Psychology, our team specialises in providing comprehensive assessments and evidence-based interventions for children facing neurodevelopmental challenges. We develop personalized programs that cater to each child's unique strengths and needs, focusing on improving skills, fostering independence, and promoting overall well-being.

How We Can Help

We offer specialised evaluations, interventions, and ongoing support to address the diverse needs of children facing neurodevelopmental challenges. Our goal is to empower children with the tools they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Contact us today to learn more about how our specialised services can make a positive difference in your child's life.

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