Neurological and Developmental

Autism and Children

Autism is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s).

Children with Autism may appear to have unusual behaviours, emotions and ways of dealing with the world around them but it is important to remember that these are due to neurological differences in the way their brains work, not through choice.

Some children with Autism may have a normal IQ and they exhibit an exceptional skill or talent in a particular area.

Some children have a high degree of functionality, in other words, they seem to be able to function pretty well in society but they are often viewed as eccentric or different from others.

Their language development can seem normal and sometimes they have a very rich vocabulary. However, they can be extremely literal and struggle with understanding nuances in a social context.

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