As neurodevelopmental disorders emerge, often during childhood, the development of an individual?s brain function is altered in a way that may impact their emotions, their ability to learn and retain information, their memory, and their sense of self-control.
Katie is a confident, happy little girl, but she is having some behavioral problems and is unable to focus and make friends. Her father is concerned that she has a disability or disorder that could keep her from reaching her potential and could lead to bigger problems down the line. Learners observe the two of them providing details about Katie's condition, and her actions and behaviors are on display live in the session.
Zack is an 8-year-old boy displaying multiple routines and behaviors that are associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this video, you'll gain insight into the criteria that are needed to meet this diagnosis, not only through the observations shared by his father but also by watching reenactments of Zack's home and school life. These moments provide additional context and insight into Zack's feelings, emotions, and behaviors in his own environment rather than when he's sitting in an unknown office environment.
When Terry's mom was first trying to teach him to speak, she immediately noticed he was struggling. Concerned about the reaction Terry's alcoholic father, Cliff, might have, she kept the issue to herself. When Cliff eventually recognized the problem, he became upset and insisted Terry work on fixing his problem, which made things even more difficult for him. He continues to struggle with his speech and is subject to ridicule by classmates at school. As his struggles and story are told to his counselor, viewers of the video are provided with an exclusive look inside the session. There, they hear the details of his condition and they witness first-hand the speech and behavioral issues that are controlling his life.