Developmental Disorders

Developmental Disorders is an umbrella term that is closely associated with childhood or learning disorders since most often occur and are diagnosed when the child is starting school. 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.

When diagnosing Developmental Disorders, medical professionals will evaluate a number of common symptoms. the following are a list of them:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Hearing Loss
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Kernicterus
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Disorder of Written Expression
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Encopresis
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Tourette’s Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Transient Tic Disorder
  • Shuttering

As you can see there is a long list of symptoms that qualify for Developmental Disorders. With that being said, there is a list of treatments depending on the situation. Therapy for the person with a developmental disorder is usually highly structured. It aims to help people to cope better and function at their best. Family counseling can provide emotional support and help parents or caregivers learn how to best support their child. Parents of children with developmental disorders may also benefit from individual therapy.

  • Here is a list of therapies to consider:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapies
  • Skills training
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Client-centered therapy
  • Play therapy

Children with Developmental Disorders do not have to go through it alone. We offer a number of different therapies and consulting that can help with you or a loved ones concerns with Developmental Disorders. Trust that you are in good hands. These are our therapists who treat Developmental Disorders.

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