Home / Uncategorized / TED talks about Autism- If the disorder is in the brain, shouldn’t we be looking at the brain, not just the behavioral symptoms? ASD Parents, please consider having an EEG performed!!!!

According to Shankardass, one in six children has a developmental disorder–but they’re mostly diagnosed on the basis of their symptoms rather than their brain activity. Using new technology that measures the brain’s electrical activity, doctors like Shankardass are able to render more accurate analyses of what’s going on inside their patients’ heads. For instance, she describes a child who was misdiagnosed as autistic, but who was in reality suffering from brain seizures. Only when doctors really understand what’s happening with their patients can they help them achieve their own greatest potential.

Playlist: Autism | TED Blog.