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Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD is part of a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills." In fact, that group of disorders is identical with with the disorders otherwise known as autism spectrum disorders. These include; Asperger's Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Rett's Syndrome.

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  About Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders - The term pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) refers to a group of developmental conditions that involve delayed or impaired communication and social skills, behaviors, and cognitive skills (learning). 3/5
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  Autism Spectrum Disorders Health Center.- Pervasive Development Disorders (PDDs), WebMed. 3/5
  NIMH - Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) - Not until the middle of the twentieth century was there a name for a disorder that now appears to affect an estimated 3.4 every 1,000 children ages 3-10, a disorder that causes disruption in families and unfulfilled lives for many children. In 1943 Dr. Leo Kanner of the Johns Hopkins Hospital studied a group of 11 children and introduced the label early infantile autism into the English language. 3/5
  NINDS - NINDS Pervasive Developmental Disorders Information - The diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills. 3/5
  Pervasive Development Disorders (PPDs) - The term "pervasive development disorders," also called PDDs, refers to a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination. 3/5
  PDD NOS - What's in a name - The term pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) first appeared in diagnostic manuals in the 1980s to define disorders with core characteristics overlapping with those described by Lorna Wing and Judith Gould as the Triad of Impairments: namely, those affecting social interaction. An Article. Not Rated
  What is Pervasive Development Disorders (PPDs) - "The diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills. According to the National Institutes of Health, "The diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills." In fact, that group of disorders is identical with with the disorders otherwise known as autism spectrum disorders. 3/5
   
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Recommended Books    
International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Movement and Action in Learning and Development: Clinical Implications for Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help

International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Movement and Action in Learning and Development: Clinical Implications for Pervasive Developmental Disorders

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