How the Brain Is Affected by Autism

Scientific studies continually add to the growing understanding about autism and the way it affects individuals. Researchers now know that autism is intricately linked to atypical prenatal development. In particular, researchers have identified areas of abnormal development in layers of the cerebral cortex of children affected by autism. These layers form during prenatal development.

Abnormalities have also been found in the frontal cortex, which is responsible for social and communication abilities, and in the temporal cortex, which is responsible for language. Autism can also affect the forebrain limbic system, which is the area that manages emotional responses. Additionally, some researchers have noted that children with autism have imbalances of neurotransmitters, which facilitate communication between nerve cells in the brain.

If your child is displaying possible signs of autism and you live in the DFW area, you can find the answers you’re looking for at The Behavior Exchange . Call (888) 716-8084 today to schedule a consultation with one of our ABA therapists.

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