Children with Special Needs

What does "Special Needs" mean?

The terms “special needs” is often used to refer to various neuro-developmental diagnoses such as Autism, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity-Disorder, Learning Disabilities, etc. However, these diagnoses can have overlapping symptoms that may be confusing. In order to fully understand the neurological correlates of dysfunctional behaviour or performance, the use of brain diagnostics needs to be a fundamental part of an assessment to fully address the characteristics of particular “special needs”. Access our suite of inventories & tests below as a starting point to find resources that can address your specific to your needs or concerns.


Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental condition characterised by deficits in communication, social skills, restricted interests and/or perserverative tendencies that may manifest themselves behaviourally and/or verbally.

As the term “spectrum” suggests, the characteristics of autism may vary widely between individuals with ASD and treatment may not be uniform. Hence, comprehensive brain diagnostics are an essential part of the treatment process in order to uncover unique brain profiles as a basis to tailor treatment programs to target specific area(s) of deficit to adequately enhance and improve functioning in each child.

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