ADHD is a neuro-pyschological condition that includes one or more of the following symptoms:
ADHD can interfere with a child's life in many ways, such as:
Adults can also be impacted by ADHD by affecting:
Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, starts in childhood and affects development in the areas of social interaction, communication, and behaviour. Diagnosis requires a specialized assessment by a psychologist. From this assessment the psychologist is able to provide the appropriate supports and accommodations tailored to that individual .
Autistic Disorder is characterized in some by:
Usually a child begins with normal development and shows regression between 12 and 24 months of age.
Children with Asperger's Disorder have no significant delays in:
There is, however, significant impairment in:
The time for concern is when there is a consistent unevenness in you child's ability to master certain skills.
Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities
Kindergarten - Grade 4