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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

Autism spectrum disorder is a problem that affects a child’s nervous system and growth and development. It usually shows up during a child’s first 3 years of life.

Learning Disorders in Children

A learning disorder is when a child has trouble learning in certain school subjects. Your child may have problems with reading, math, or writing. His or her skill is below what is expected for the child’s age, grade level, and intelligence.

Communication Disorders in Children

A child with a communication disorder has trouble communicating with others. He or she may not understand or make the sounds of speech. The child may also struggle with word choice, word order, or sentence structure.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavior disorder. It is often first diagnosed in childhood.

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.

Interacting with a Child Who Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

If you are a parent or grandparent of a child with ASD, it can be heartbreaking if you feel like you just can't connect with him or her. Here are some things to know that can help you and your relationship.