Behavioral health, as a general concept, refers to the reciprocal relationship between human behavior, individually or socially, and the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit, whether the latter are considered individually or as an integrated whole. The term is more commonly used to describe a field of scientific study, academic proficiency and clinical healthcare practice.
Autism is a congenital (from birth) or developmental disorder that usually appears by age three. As in the case of most learning disabilities, it manifests itself from mild to severe. Autism is biological and affects the normal development of both social and communication skills.
Reading tests do not “rule out” problems.
Instead, reading tests are controlled observations of the processes that are needed to develop good reading skills (including accuracy, fluency, and comprehension). A variety of tests is used to identify strengths and weaknesses in the processes (such as attention, phonemic awareness, word retrieval) and knowledge (such as word identification, spelling).
“You are doing great work dedicated to the kids.” Dr. Reid Lyon, former Chief Child Development and Behavior Branch National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health”