Autism Spectrum Disorder
Stronger Brain Skills Improve Quality of Life
The terms “autism” and “Autism Spectrum Disorder” (ASD) refer to a group of disorders of brain development. As the word “spectrum” implies, symptoms are varied and can range in type and intensity, although the most common symptoms often emerge between two and three years of age, and may include repetitive behaviors, problems with social interaction, and problems with verbal and nonverbal communication.
Because autism impacts cognitive function, families with a high-functioning ASD child often turn to brain training to target and strengthen cognitive weaknesses commonly associated with autism, as part of a multi-disciplinary approach.