What Are Common Signs And Symptoms Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

Symptoms can vary from person to person. Some of the more common signs and symptoms of a neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) are:

  • Slow development of motor (movement) skills, language skills, and self-help skills (especially in comparison to children of the same age)
  • Thinking or behavior that is like an infant or young child even when the child has gotten older
  • Lack of curiosity
  • Having brief (or no) eye contact with others
  • Not pointing to objects to draw attention to them
  • Playing with a toy in a way that seems odd or repetitive
  • Movements that are unusual or repeated, such as hand flapping, spinning, or tapping

People with an NDD can have trouble with:

  • Keeping up in school
  • Adjusting to new situations
  • Understanding and following social rules
  • Interacting and playing with others