Pervasive Developmental Disorder: An Altered Perspective

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 157 pages
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Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or PDD, is the umbrella term used to cover the whole family of autistic spectrum disorders - including autism and Asperger Syndrome. Within this group there is a subgroup called NOS - not otherwise specified - which covers the conditions which do not quite meet the diagnostic criteria for autism or Asperger Syndrome. Because PDD covers such a wide spectrum, it presents very differently from child to child.Written principally for parents, this is a book which explains what it means for your child to be diagnosed with PDD, NOS, autism or Asperger Syndrome, and where you go from there. The authors describe the symptoms of PDD, what a diagnosis means, how a child fits into the diagnostic terminology and the diagnostic procedures involved. They also review associated disorders such as OCD, and discuss the different treatments and therapies available.The book includes frequently-asked questions, as well as the experiences of other parents. It is accessible, informative and supportive, a practical introduction to PDD.
  

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I good book for absolute basic information. It explains not only what is different about a child with PDD, but also explains how it compares to normal. It covers about as much as the "100 Day Guide ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
Acknowledgements
8
About the Authors
9
Sam Likes Trains
11
Introduction
13
1 What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder?
17
2 Social Reciprocity
35
3 Communication
47
6 The Evaluation Process
71
7 What Can Be Done? Medical Perspective
79
8 What Can Be Done? Educational Perspective
87
9 Additional Options
107
10 Up Close and Personal
111
Resources
149
References
151
Index
153

4 Impairment in Play Style
57
5 More Characteristics
63

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About the author (2000)

Barbara Quinn is a Nurse Clinician at the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Albany Medical College. She has a graduate degree in Educational Psychology. She is a freelance writer who brings sixteen years of nursing experience and work with families to her writing. Anthony Malone is Division Head for the Division of Developmental and Behavorial Pediatrics at Albany Medical College and has spent his career helping families understand developmental disabilities. He also has an active private pediatric practice and cares for many children with special needs. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

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