We know from research that certain factors make autism intervention most helpful to very young children. At the Zier Institute we treat both children and adolescents.
Next to parents and family, educators spend a lot of time with children. When they are challenged by difficult behaviors, learning differences, or emotional issues, it can be difficult to know how best to support these students and their families.
Children with ADD or other learning disabilities do not, for the most part, act the way they do out of conscious choice. Far from committing wilful misdemeanors, the child is acting out impulses which he little understands and over which he has little control.
Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.