A Review: Neurodevelopment and Neuroanatomy of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder--Implications for Therapist

This is an in-depth review of current research literature on the neurodevelopment and neuroanatomy of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). To gain a better understanding of ASD, researchers have turned to the brain to seek answers. Currently, researchers are exploring different sections of the brain to determine if there is overgrowth, undergrowth, or abnormalities that would lead to the symptoms of autism. Researchers have found significant differences in certain parts of the brain, while no differences in other parts. Through the results of these studies, researchers, therapists, and other individuals who work with ASD clients are gaining a better, more in-depth understanding of the etiology of ASD, the usefulness of early intervention, as well as techniques and strategies to be used in treatments.

Meghan K. Williams
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