What is an “Autistic Spectrum” Disorder? The term Autistic Spectrum Disorder is generally used by physicians. These syndromes including ADHD, ADD, Autism, LD, PDD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s, CAPD and static encephalopathy.
It has been well documented that there is now an epidemic increase in the neurological syndromes collectively known as “Autistic Spectrum Disorders.” Since the early 1970’s, there has been a remarkable increase of more than 15% in the number of children diagnosed with these disorders.
These children can appear:
- clumsy (uncoordinated)
- slow (unfocused)
- distractible (short term memory loss)
- anxious (hyperactive)
- aggressive (dynamic)
- general difficulty with fine motor skills and social interactions
Despite the numerous named syndromes in this category, these disorders are all related to an abnormal function of two primary areas of the brain:
- The processor (Reticular Activating System)
- The emotional center (Limbic System)
These two areas in essence control the speed of all cognitive and reflex functions and are responsible for behavior, mood and activity level.
The NeuroSensory Centers of America is a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed to provide the most complete diagnostic tests available for Sensory Integration and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The center is equipped with Sensory-View™, a breakthrough diagnostic system that provides a complete array of non-invasive tests that allow your doctor to “see” your problem, customize your treatment program and verify the extent of your recovery at pre-determined intervals.
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