Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help
O'Reilly, 1999 - Autism spectrum disorders - 567 pages
Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) include autism and a range of other neurological disorders. This book focuses on the most common, PDD-NOS (not otherwise specified). There are at least 250,000 Americans with this diagnosis, one-third of which are children. (According to researchers, there may be as many as twice that number who fit the criteria but who remain undiagnosed or have been misdiagnosed.)
Parents of a young child with undiagnosed PDD may suspect any number of things, from autism to severe allergies. Pervasive Development Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help is the guide for parents (or newly diagnosed adults) who struggle with this neurological condition that profoundly impacts the life of the child and family.
There are medications, therapies, and educational techniques that can address symptoms and improve the lives of people with PDD. In some cases, the results can be spectacular.
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The Medical Facts About PDDs
Getting a Diagnosis
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