Borderline Autism

Of all the Autism Spectrum Disorders, Borderline Autism is one of the most complex developmental disorders to diagnose. Borderline Autism Symptoms This article would cover most of the widely known symptoms of High Functioning or Borderline Autism. However, the quickest way to find out whether you (or your child) have borderline autism is to take one of … Read more

Is Autism a Psychological Disorder

I have been asked this question a lot of times – Is autism a psychological disorder? It’s about time I clear that misconception. Autism, although it comes with its own labels and stigmas, is not a psychological disorder. In fact, autism is not a mental illness and autistic persons do not choose to behave as … Read more

Tourette Syndrome Symptoms & Treatment for Tourette’s

What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette syndrome, simply put is caused by repeated involuntary vocal as well as physical movements called TICs. In medical terms, Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder. It is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, a French neurologist who first described the condition in 1885. Here is a quick snapshot of Tourette Syndrome: Prevalence: 1 … Read more

What is Sensory Integration Disorder

What is Sensory Integration Disorder? SID (also known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction) occurs when the brain has problems receiving and responding to information that is sent through the five senses. People with sensory processing problems are often oversensitive to their environment. Usually, sensory processing problems are discovered in early childhood. Sensory Integration Disorder is not … Read more

ADHD Myths and Facts

There is not a lot of information out there on ADHD! So, how do you differentiate between ADHD myths and facts? Since everyone seems to have a different opinion on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and the topics may range from ADHD causes, symptoms and therapy/learning options. Having worked with ADHD … Read more

Etiology of Autism

When it comes to the etiology of autism, various theories have been proposed in the last few decades. With the rise in autism prevalence across the United States (and globally), questions around what causes autism and its impact on modern-day society have been a subject of intense discussion. Let us take a quick look at … Read more

ADD in Children

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) both relate to the same disorder type in the Autism Spectrum. Some physicians and therapists still use ADD in their conversation with parents however it is rapidly becoming an antiquated term. In new medical research and literature, you will find ADD in children left out and … Read more

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Every child, at some stage, goes through a phase of challenging and difficult times. If your child or teenager has a persistent pattern of disruptive behavior such as; tantrums, arguing and disrespect for authority, they may be caused by oppositional defiant disorder, otherwise known as ODD. Every child goes through a period of … Read more

ADHD in Children

ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), is very similar to an iceberg! An iceberg you say? Yes. Much like an iceberg, with ADD and ADHD only the tip of the PROBLEM is visible. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States reports that two-thirds of students with an attention … Read more

Rett Syndrome

Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that almost exclusively affects girls. Children with Rett’s syndrome, in the initial stages, tend to show symptoms that are very much similar to early signs of autism. Much like autism, your child shows normal growth and development followed by a gradual (or sudden) regression of their developmental skills. Most … Read more