What Does Child Development Have to Do with Mental Health?
During another presentation, a discussion of undiagnosed Sensory Processing Disorder vs ADHD led to questions about how students are academically placed/treated, which in turn leads to having awful school experiences, how they grow into adults who self-medicate... which led into conversation about adults with other untreated diagnoses, and how they "cope"... or self medicate... or end up homeless on the streets... or in jail. Everyone was engaged and left class wanting to change the world!! I cannot tell you have many adults I've met who've shared with me how hard school was for them because they had undiagnosed disability, invisible disability, or learning difficulty. We all learn differently.