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Atypical Autism Pdd Nos Sleep Tantrums And Calming
Degree of Autism: Terminology in the diagnostic & statistical manual changes with new editions. Pervasive developmental disorders was a category title replaced by autistic spectrum disorders. Pdd-not otherwise specified is " some, but not all criteria of autism." bap is not listed. There will be one name soon: autistic disorder. Labels are for services & funding, & pdd-nos doesn't get much of either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
Descriptors: The diagnosis for all who have lack of theory of mind, qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal interaction, & narrow, restricted areas of interest or stereotypical movements is autistic disorder in the dsm-v. Pdd-nos is the dsm-iv term for having some, but not all, symptoms of autism. Broader autism phenotype, not a diagnosis, is having even fewer. Vaccines don't cause autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a lot often: Pddnos is used in a situation where the symptoms of social, and or communication abn, and restricted range of behavior do not meet the criteria for ASD dx. Often only 1-2 categories of sx, not all 3. The new 2013 DX will erase the differences. ...Read more
Is there a difference between high functioning autism and pdd-nos? My sons diagnosis changed to PDD after his 6 month checkup.
Would you please help describe the usual reasons a child is diagnosed with pdd-nos instead of autism?
5 yo son has pdd-nos, adhd, sleep issues are bad c/o leg pain & foot pain couple x a wk x 1-2mos. Growing? Rls?
My son is 3 and has pdd-nos. He scripts from tv shows sometimes but uses it mostly in context. Is this considered echolalia?
PDD-NOS is an out-: dated diagnosis, now Autistic Spectrum Disorder 1 in the DSM-V. Scripting is delayed echolalia. Used to communicate needs, desires or feelings, it's a step toward social communication. An evaluation by your school district's Child Find Team should confer eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. If possible, augment this with private ABA, Speech/Language & Occupational Therapies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We don't know: Every alternative "healer" except most doctors who went to medical school - they call us allopathic physicians - seems to think so. We allopathic physicians prefer statistics to anecdote & are less convinced. I test every child with ppd-nos for food allergies whose parents request it & find it no more frequently than in kids without ppd. But there is nothing wrong in trying an elimination diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often Improves: This depends on a lot of factors, but it is not unusual for some of the problems with pddnos to improve with age. In particular, the social awkwardness often imprves to the point that the person does not stand out from the crowd quite so much. ...Read more