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Developmental Disorders

  1. ADHD Drugs Safe, Experts Say

    Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a tough choice: whether to medicate their children or not.

  2. Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

    ADHD is a behavior disorder marked by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Children with PDD have difficulty with language, communication, socialization, and motor behaviors. Autism is an example of a PDD.

  4. Autism Spectrum Disorder

    A child with autism appears to live in his or her own world, showing little interest in others and a lack of social awareness.

  5. Communication Disorders

    Young children with communication disorders may not speak at all, or may have a limited vocabulary for their age. Some children with communication disorders have difficulty understanding simple directions or are unable to name objects.

  6. Family Support for Autism Spectrum Disorder

    The odd or inappropriate behaviors, problems with communication, and repetitive routines and rituals that accompany autism spectrum disorder can make life challenging for the entire family.

  7. Interacting with a Child Who Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

    If you are a parent or grandparent of a child with an ASD, it can be heartbreaking if you feel like you just can't connect with him or her. But learning more about these disorders and what has helped others should help you and your relationship.

  8. Learning Disorders

    Learning disorders are sometimes called learning disabilities. Most children with learning disorders have normal intelligence, but they have difficulty with reading, math, or another academic area.

  9. Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism spectrum disorders, which include autistic disorder, affect children in different ways. Some children have mild symptoms, others have severe limitations.