Tag: early intervention

  • Brain plasticity and early intervention

    Plasticity is the brain’s ability to learn, i.e., to change as a result of its interaction with the environment, for instance by creating new synapses or by specialising its initial structures. Brain’s plasticity is higher during the first years of life, making the brain considerably sensitive to damaging factors but also significantly able to acquire […]

  • Autism: Signs and Diagnosis

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of disorders that share the following common elements: difficulties in social interactions, impaired communication skills and presence of restricted interests and repetitive behaviours. The severity of ASD is classified in three levels and indicates the level of support required for the individual to overcome or counterbalance developmental difficulties, with Level 3 […]