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Developmental Disorders

  • 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.
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
    ADHD is a behavior disorder marked by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.
  • 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.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Children with PDD have difficulty with language, communication, socialization, and motor behaviors. Autism is an example of a PDD.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.