Developmental Disorders

Most people recognize autism, dyslexia, and aspergers as neurological development disorders, and these are just a few of those included in this large group of conditions. This group of developmental disorders are demonstrated by abnormal neurological development which may affect one’s ability to learn, speak, socialize, coordinate movement and interpret or integrate stimulation properly. Developmental disorder prevalence has increased dramatically and estimates are that by the year 2020, 1 in every 4 children will have some form of developmental delay or learning disability. There is speculation as to the cause, but the only thing we know for certain is that the environment in which we live is having a wide spread deleterious effect on brain function. These conditions can occur in utero, or in infancy,  and factors contributing to developmental disorders after birth include: infections, injuries, environmental factors, and mental and emotional stressors.

 

Developmental disorders include the following conditions:

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Asperger’s Syndrome

Attention Deficit Disorder ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity ADHD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Dyslexia

Sensory Processing Disorders

Auditory Processing Disorders

Speech Delay

Bed Wetting

Sensory Integration Issues

Learning Disabilities

Poor Focus/Poor Attention

Motor Skill Delay

Tourette’s

OCD

Dystonia

Tics

Movement disorders