What is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD) and Diagnostic Criteria?

What is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD) and Diagnostic Criteria? Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD – a.k.a. Heller’s syndrome, disintegrative psychosis, dementia infntilis) is a rare condition with only one case in 100,000 children. One of its main characteristics is the late onset of developmental delays, but some children will suddenly or severely reverse in these areas…

Early Signs of Communication Disorder in Children

Early Signs of Communication Disorder in Children Social communication disorder happens when your child has difficulty using verbal and nonverbal language skills in social settings. This primarily happens with social cognition during social interactions. While it typically begins during your child’s early developmental period (the first three years of their life), you may not fully…

Games Useful for Developing Speech, Language, and Social Skills

Children learn by observing and the best role model is the parent. Having a home environment in which learning is rewarded and encouraged, with games that are useful for developing speech, language, and social skills will be invaluable. It is important to always keep in mind that children observe and absorb everything they watch, so…

Signs of Delayed Speech & Language Development

Children develop at different rates, but there are some guidelines for knowing if your child is generally on track in his or her development. Knowing what is and is not typical for a child’s speech and language development can help parents know if their child is on track or if there is a cause for…

Importance and Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Kids

There are many misconceptions when it comes to occupational therapy for kids. This mainly comes from people not quite understanding the point of occupational therapy. Children can get, and benefit from, occupational therapy because it helps to enhance their skills and development. This type of therapy is meant to help a child develop to where…