Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a collection of conditions diagnosed in childhood. A diagnosis is typically sought out when a child is struggling in school or having behavioral problems at home. All neurodevelopmental disorders exist on a spectrum and are rooted in underlying neurologic dysfunction.

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What are neurodevelopmental disorders?

Is your child easily overwhelmed? 

 

Do they have frequent emotional outbursts or difficulties in school?

 

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a collection of conditions diagnosed in childhood. A diagnosis is typically sought out when a child is struggling in school or having behavioral problems at home. All neurodevelopmental disorders exist on a spectrum and are rooted in underlying neurologic dysfunction.

 

If you are a parent of a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder, it is important to know that these problems do not mediate intelligence. Addressing these issues is a great way to help your child reach their full potential.

What causes neurodevelopmental disorders?

Neurodevelopmental disorders can be both congenital or acquired. They can stem from a multitude of functional deficits.

 

For example, neurodevelopmental disorders like ASD, ADD, ADHD, and “learning disability” diagnoses commonly correlate with underlying sensory processing disorders and weaknesses in parts of the brain responsible for attention.

Our Approach to Treatment

We don’t treat a label, or a specific diagnosis.

Instead, we look at your child’s strengths and then identify areas of weakness through a comprehensive exam. With neurodevelopmental disorders, we pay close attention to deficits related to sensory processing, movement, and attention. 

 

We take advantage of the central nervous system’s ability to be plastic, to change constructively over time, and work with our patients to effectively rehabilitate the underlying dysfunction contributing to their problems. 

 

We work with you and your child to determine the underlying mechanism of their neurologic dysfunction, using the latest in diagnostic technology to determine the best treatment approach to target it. This allows us to use all the tools available across disciplines, to collaborate, and to serve our patients based on what they specifically need. 

 

We believe that every child deserves to have the tools they need to succeed.