From autism to dyslexia, below you will find a summary of the conditions we treat at our UK schools and colleges.


Whether it is low or hi-functioning autism, this affects how a person communicates with, and relates to other people and the world around them.

Asperger's syndrome

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder related to autism where young people struggle to understand the social nuances of the world in which they live.


Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty and is commonly found in children who have difficulties with written language, particularly with regards to reading and spelling.

Emotional, social and mental health (ESMH)

ESMH is when a young person struggles to manage their emotions, and is often anxious, scared and misunderstood. For example, where the young person may have had an early-life trauma.

Other conditions we treat include:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

ADHD describes the behaviours displayed by young people who are extremely restless and energetic, and typically they will have an incredibly short attention span and find it difficult to concentrate on specific tasks.

Alcohol addiction

Alcohol addiction is when the young person is reliant on a form of alcohol on a regular basis.

Attachment disorder

Young people with attachment disorder have difficulty trusting others. It affects a person's mood, behaviour and social relationships usually due to early experiences of neglect or abuse.

Conduct disorder

Conduct disorder is a common childhood psychiatric problem that further develops in adolescence. For example, the young person can become aggressive and violate rules.

Drug addiction

Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication. When a young person is addicted, they may not be able to control their drug use and may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.


Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty relating to a problem with numbers and mathematics.


Dysgraphia occurs when there are changes in the brain that affects the remembering of sequences and muscle movements associated with writing.


Dyspraxia describes young people who have difficulties carrying out daily activities requiring co-ordination of movements, which are out of proportion to the child's age and intelligence. It is an impairment which affects a person's ability to send messages from their brain to their body.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

ODD is a psychiatric disorder which includes intolerance, irritability, temper outbursts and frustration. The young person’s self-esteem is usually low; however they may appear to act in the opposite fashion, displaying an exterior ‘toughness’.