Learning and Development Disorders
While all children learn at their own pace, and many often learn at a slower pace than others, there are some who are exceptionally challenged and may have a developmental disorder.
A developmental disorder may hinder how a child performs outside school in everyday tasks, such as dressing or feeding themselves. Developmental disorders are not the same as mental or physical disabilities, and they do not speak to a child’s intelligence.
Common Developmental Disorders
In addition to autism spectrum disorder, some of the common developmental disorders we diagnose and treat include:
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complex developmental disability. It impairs a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others and typically appears very early on in childhood. This condition affects all children differently and to varying degrees, and these certain sets of behaviors unique to autism are assigned to a spectrum.