Half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14. If left untreated, these conditions severely influence children’s development, their educational attainments and their potential to live fulfilling and productive lives. So what are the challenges for seeking help early?
When Express Parenting got in touch with child psychologist Dr Dharendra Kumar, to understand what this particular behaviour meant, he said, "It is not the same for all autistic children. There may be multiple perspectives on why some autistic children find it difficult to recognise faces. "
A new study states that children born to diabetic mothers have an increased risk of developing autism. The inflammation, nutrients and hormones related to diabetes can increase the risk for autism. Diabetes is known to complicate pregnancies.
An app to be used with wearable technology such as Google Glass - a head-mounted display in the shape of eyeglasses - can coach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in everyday social interactions, new research has found.