News from the DEPS Team

 

Young children’s brains and ‘neural plasticity’

Young children under the age of six have brains that are described as having ‘neural plasticity’. This means that the windows for development in their brain are all wide open and able to be accessed in order to lay down neural pathways for new skills. Some children...

Patterns of Play in Early Childhood

Patterns of play in early childhood shed much light on how a child’s brain is processing information in the environment. Children by 18-20 months of age begin to engage in imaginative or ‘make-believe’ play activities. They will make a toy airplane fly through the air...

Autism evaluations for young children

Autism evaluations for young children can be performed as early as 12 months of age.  Testing and diagnosis can occur very early and assists in getting children onto a path of supports and services that will have a comprehensive effect on their development by the age...