Autism is thought to be a “neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder” characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal & nonverbal communication, and restricted & repetitive behavior. Sensory processing difficulties are also common, as autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and synapses connect and organize. Self-harm, ritualistic or compulsive behaviors, delayed speech, an […]

ADHD, which was formerly known as ADD, is a neurodevelopmental mental disorder, characterized by problems paying attention, excessive fidgeting and difficulty controlling behavior. Symptoms usually appear before the age of 12 years old and last for at least 6 months, with significant problems at home, school and during recreational activities. ADHD is estimated to affect […]