Researchers are able to determine how well parts of our brains are functioning based on our handwriting. When there is a disruption in this process, clues to what’s happening in the brain can be seen in a person’s ability to write or draw. When a trained professional looks at a person’s handwriting and detects certain errors, a diagnosis of dysgraphia may be made.
Between the ages of two and five, many children will go through a temporary phase during which they struggle to pronounce words, get stuck on syllables, or show other signs of interrupted, non-fluent speech. The medical term for this is developmental stuttering. This post discusses how to cope with stuttering that is not part of this temporary period and thus, prolonged (Learn about other speech disorders here).
Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) does not come naturally for anyone. Knowing how to interact with your child can take time, and will change as your child grows.
The idea that the brain is a static organ is long forgotten. We now know that the brain is plastic, which means that it can change and grow.
Sensory processing, or sensory integration, refers to the way your nervous system interprets sensory messages and turns them into the appropriate physical responses.