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Gig Harbor Developmental and Learning Disorders

While it is normal for children and adolescents to find schoolwork challenging, Gig Harbor Developmental and Learning Disorders can create added educational difficulties for youth. These disorders may affect up to five percent of Gig Harbor youth at any given time. A Better Path Counseling offers diagnosis and treatment by qualified mental health professionals who specialize in child and adolescent mental health. The following are some of the common Gig Harbor Development and Learning Disorders treated by our specialists.

Gig Harbor Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Pervasive Developmental Disorders are group of disorders that affect verbal, motor and communicative development in children. Gig Harbor Autism, Gig Harbor Asperger’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Rett Syndrome are all categorized as pervasive developmental disorders. Symptoms of Gig Harbor PDD may include difficulty in schoolwork, inability to understand social cues, and peculiar speech patterns. Because these disorders have symptoms which can be misunderstood, and because the same symptoms may be present for multiple disorders, it is essential to receive diagnosis and treatment from a professional with expertise in childhood disorders and therapy. A Better Path Counseling is a mental health clinic in the Gig Harbor area which offers offers qualified and effective therapy to children with Gig Harbor PDD in Gig Harbor and the surrounding environs.

Gig Harbor Autism

Gig Harbor Autism is a disorder which becomes apparent in the first few years of a child’s life. Symptoms include difficulty with verbal communication, avoidance of eye contact, difficulty interpreting social cues, apparent indifferent to the emotions of others, an aversion to touch, and a strong preference for daily routine. It is important to note that not all autistic children are savants, and not all experience severe symptoms. A Better Path Counseling’s experienced child therapists have worked with many A Better Path Counseling child mental health organizations and can offer a personalized treatment plan for your child. With swift and effective treatment, many autistic children grow to be integrated members of society.

Gig Harbor Asperger’s Disorder

Gig Harbor Asperger’s Disorder is a form of high-functioning Gig Harbor Autism in which affected children display milder forms of traditional autism symptoms. Avoidance of eye contact, peculiar speech patterns, and stunted motor skills are common symptoms. Conversely, a child who suffers from Gig Harbor Asperger’s Disorder may have above-average cognitive skills; many who receive treatment are able to participate in basic or advanced scholastic programs. If you suspect your child may have Gig Harbor Asperger’s Syndrome or any other form of Gig Harbor Autism, A Better Path Counseling will gladly offer you adequate treatment treatment for your special needs child. With appropriate treatment, many children with this disorder obtain successful careers and adult independence.

Gig Harbor Specific Language and Learning Disabilities

Gig Harbor Specific Language and Learning Disabilities become noticeable in a primary or secondary school and may continue into adulthood. A child with these disabilities may experience difficulty reading, writing, working with mathmatical formulas, using logic, and observing social cues. Contrary to popular belief, most children with these disabilities do not have low intelligence; in fact, Gig Harbor Specific Language and Learning Disabilities are only diagnosed when a child’s academic achievement is significantly lower than their academic potential. Some disorders in this category include Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia. Gig Harbor’s A Better Path Counseling regards each child as an individual, and can assist him or her in overcoming any academic challenges associated with these disorders.

If your child has been diagnosed with a Gig Harbor Developmental or Learning Disorder, or if you suspect your child is at risk, contact A Better Path Counseling for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our intake specialists. A Better Path Counseling offers a diversity of child therapy and psychiatric specialists who can assist you and your child in overcoming these disorders. The earlier treatment begins the sooner and more easily your child can overcome their disability.