Childhood disorders, often labeled as developmental disorders or learning disorders, most often occur and are diagnosed when the child is of school-age. Although some adults may also relate to some of the symptoms of these disorders, typically the disorder's symptoms need to have first appeared at some point in the person's childhood.
Signs Of Development Disorders
- Atypical or inappropriate social behavior
- Difficulty with transitions
- Increased or decreased sensitivities to taste, sight, sound, smell and/or touch
- Poorly developed speech and language comprehension skills
- Perseverative (repetitive or ritualistic) behaviors (i.e., opening and closing doors repeatedly or switching a light on and off )
- Uneven skill development (motor, sensory, visual-spatial organizational, cognitive, social, academic, behavioral)
- Deficits in nonverbal and/or verbal communication
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Helpful Links For Developmental Disorders
- First Signs - First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about early identification and intervention for children at risk for developmental delays and disorders, including autism.
- American Academy of Pediatrics - The American Academy of Pediatrics comprises pediatricians committed to the health of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
- Insure Kids Now! - Each state provides no-cost or low-cost health insurance coverage for eligible children through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. This website has basic facts about these programs.