Neurological Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of conditions that affect brain function and development. These impact cognitive, social, language and emotional developmental in children as they grow. Children begin to show signs of a neurodevelopmental disorder in the first years of life, as deficits in typical developmental milestones become apparent. Often these disorders can co-occur, for instance a child with Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) may have intellectual disabilities or Attention Deficit/Hyperactive disorder (ADHD). The characteristics of each disorder may present themselves as specific deficits (e.g., poor eye contact) or a global impairment (e.g., all social skills are impacted).