Can make it difficult for kids to understand what people are saying to them and to express their own thoughts and feelings through speech. They can also affect how kids learn and socialize.
Difficulties with the acquisition and execution of coordinated motor skills, as indicated by clumsiness, slowness and inaccuracy of performance of motor skills.
Intellectual and adaptive functioning deficits in conceptual, social and practical domains, resulting in failure to meet developmental and sociocultural standards for personal independence and social responsibility.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Is a brain disorder that impairs a person’s behavior and ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism spectrum disorder can be mild or severe. No one knows what causes it.
Specific Learning Disorders
Difficulties learning and using academic skills, as indicated by inaccurate or slow word reading, difficulties with reading comprehension, spelling, written expression, mathematical reasoning and calculations.
A condition that causes trouble paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. It is often first recognized in early childhood. ADHD can affect a child’s thinking, performance in school, behavior, feelings, and relationships with others. It often continues into adulthood.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Children and adolescents with ODD are very quick to lose their tempers, often disobedient at home or at school, apt to ignore or rebel against rules, quick to blame others for mistakes or misbehavior, and prone to annoy others and be easily annoyed
Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
Children with SCD have trouble using spoken language in socially appropriate ways. They tend to do OK with the mechanics of speaking—pronouncing words and constructing sentences. But they struggle to hold conversations. This can make it harder to make and keep friends and do well in school.