Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Rett’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS) are found on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). ASD is a broad term used to refer to a group of complex disorders that share common characteristics. Difficulty with communication, social and emotional functioning, and fixated interests and repetitive behaviors are some of these characteristics.

Autism

Nearly one in every 110 children has ASD and boys are four or five times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism. ASD can be difficult to treat because it is often associated with other disorders like:

Sensory Integration Sensitivity Sleep Abnormalities
Attention Problems Diet Abnormalities and Gastrointestinal Disturbances
Diagnosis of Mental Retardation Seizure
Aggression Self Injurious Behaviors

Professionals at Texas NeuroRehab Center are experts in stabilizing and managing the features of autistic disorder, and providing alternative strategies for greater functioning.

A multidisciplinary team is best for treatment of children on the autism spectrum.

Texas NeuroRehab Center employs a licensed clinical director, psychiatrists, psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, ABA trained staff, 24-hour nurses, rehab techs, dieticians, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists and special education teachers. These professionals create well-defined plans for developing practical skills to improve functioning. Concrete measurements and expectations are consistently used throughout the day, in school, on the units and during therapy.

 

Rett’s Disorder: Only diagnosed in females and characterized by a pattern of head growth deceleration, poor coordination and gait movements.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder: Distinctive pattern of developmental regression following two years of previously-obtained motor, language and social skills.

 

An autism subcommittee has been created to review the latest research, review processes and develop strategies for treatment. Texas NeuroRehab has successfully worked with children and adolescents on each level of the autism spectrum with the cognitive behavioral approach.

 


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