The diagnostic category pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), as opposed
to specific ... Children with PDD vary widely in abilities, intelligence, and
behaviors. Some children do not speak at all...
As such, PDD-NOS became the diagnosis applied to children or adults who are
on the autism spectrum but do not fully meet the criteria for another ASD such as
Sometimes a child with learning and behavioral differences doesn't meet all the
diagnostic criteria for Asperger Syndrome or Autism, which can lead to a ...
Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) is a neurological disorder that
affects a child's ability to communicate, understand language, play, and relate to
Mostly, however, these children have social interaction difficulties and
impairments related to a restricted, repetitive, stereotype behavior. These kids
may have ...
PDD has become a professional euphemism, a soft term for something ... fewer
and fewer children with that diagnosis and more and more diagnosed with PDD.
The limited available evidence suggest that children with PDD-NOS probably
come to professional attention rather later than is the case with autistic children, ...
One woman told us her psychologist said that a diagnosis of PDD-NOS was
reserved for children on the spectrum who are curable; others have been told that
Read about pervasive development disorder (PDD) causes, signs, symptoms, ...
Asperger's syndrome: Like children with autism, children with Asperger's ...
A PDD-NOS diagnosis is given when a child does not fully meet the criteria for
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger's Syndrome, Rett Syndrome or ...