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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Rett’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS) are categorized within Autism Spectrum Disorder (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.

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
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disorders
  • Seizure
  • Aggression
  • Self Injurious Behaviors

Professionals at Texas NeuroRehab Center are experts in stabilizing and managing the features of autism, 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, 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 and poor coordination.

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

Texas NeuroRehab has successfully worked with children and adolescents on each level of the autism spectrum with the cognitive behavioral approach.