The terms “autism” and “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) refer to a group of disorders of brain development. As the word “spectrum” implies, symptoms are varied and can range in type and intensity, although the most common symptoms often emerge between two and three years of age, and may include repetitive behaviors, problems with social interaction, and problems with verbal and nonverbal communication.

ASD strikes about 1 in 68 children born in America, and is five times more likely to occur in boys than girls. One chart created by the Centers for Disease Control shows that occurrences of ASD have more than doubled since the year 2000.

Almost half (46%) of children diagnosed with ASD have above-average intellectual abilities. Because autism impacts cognitive function, some families have turned to brain training to target and train cognitive weaknesses commonly associated with autism.

You or your child may or may not see improvements in cognitive skills after LearningRx brain training programs.