Children With Autism who present challenges with their functioning level and behaviors make Great Strides in Our Sunrise Room
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In our experience, children who have comorbid conditions such as executive functioning difficulties, motor control difficulties, or other neurological conditions may present as more severely autistic than they actually are, even if they have a low IQ test score. Many of these conditions have more to do with functioning than intelligence.
In addition, it is hard to obtain accurate IQ scores with traditional IQ tests that measure from professionals who are not used to the accommodations that must be provided for a child or adolescent at a lower functioning level. At Springbrook, our staff has extensive experience not only in treating the behavioral issues associated with autism in children, but also with recognizing and dealing with parallel conditions that may be affecting your child’s behavior, ability to succeed in social situations, and ability to perform the skills necessary for daily living.
In many cases, children come to us having been diagnosed with severe autism, but our comprehensive autism assessment shows that the difficulties are more complex than the diagnosis indicates.