Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a wide range of developmental brain disorders. The most common symptoms associated with ASD are difficutlies with social interactions, communication, and repetitive behavior but the severity of symptoms can vary greatly. At one time ASD was split into several different conditions based on the severity of symptoms such as Asperger's Syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, or pervasive development disorder but they are now all included under the ASD umbrella.
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a misinterpretation of these sensory signals that causes an overreaction or under-reaction that can interfere with daily function. SPD is common in children with autism.
Children with autism have complex healthcare needs including physical, mental, and developmental factors. Building a team for your child's unique needs can help your child meet challenges as they grow.
EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at email@example.com. Our Health Library Support team will respond to your email request within 2 business days.