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What is the earliest age at which a child can be diagnosed with developmental disorders?

What is the earliest age at which a child can be diagnosed with developmental disorders?

Depends on Severity: If severe developmental disorders can be diagnosed in preschool aged children, and younger if the issues are of a profound nature. Milder or more subtle problems are usually diagnosed in elementary school. ...Read more

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What are pervasive developmental disorders?

Autism Spectrum: A pervasive developmental disorder is an autism spectrum disorder. It lies between aspergers (high functioning) & austism (lower functioning). ...Read more

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What two pervasive developmental disorders occur most commonly in males?

What two pervasive developmental disorders occur most commonly in males?

All but Rett's Dis: All pdd's occur about 4 times more commonly in boys than in girls. Rett's disorder occurs almost exclusively in girls. Autism, pdd-nos, and asperger's syndrome are all now categorized as one; autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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Could autism cause you to have brain developmental disorders?

Could autism cause you to have brain developmental disorders?

Yes: Autism is diagnosed by a combination of developmental delays such as in speech and social interactions. ...Read more

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How many disorders does dsm-iv-tr list under the category for pervasive developmental disorders (pdds)?

5: The dsm IV lists 5 different categories of pervasive developmental disorders. The new dsm v lists only autism spectrum disorder. This does away with separate diagnoses for autism, pdd-nos, and asperger's disorder. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?

Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?

Developmental delays: There is a difference between the two. GDD is a delay in two or more of language, motor, vision, thinking and social skills. Pervasive developmental delays describe a group of disorders, such as Autism and Asperger's, that describe primarily delays of socialization, imagination, and communication. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my child will have a developmental disorder?

What are the chances that my child will have a developmental disorder?

<1 %: According to cdc, autism rate is 1 in 150-500 children, more males than females. Mental retardation is 9.7 in 1000 children. Cerebral palsy is 2.8 in 1000 children. So chances are low, if your child is meeting all the development milestones. The chances are higher with prematurity, family history of development disorder, and if the child does not meet the development milestones. ...Read more

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Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Autism specrum disor: Autism, autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental dirsorder all enompass identical group of neurodevelopmental disorders, initially described by dr. Leo kanner and hans Asperger in 1943 and 1944, respectively. They are epigenetic disorders, caused by submicroscopic deletion or duplication of genes, also called copy number variation cnv. The gene expression is suppressed by environment. ...Read more

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What causes pervasive developmental disorder pdd?

What causes pervasive developmental disorder pdd?

ASD: This is in the autistic spectrum and requires nutritional treatment. Call the autism research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now doc. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder?

What is pervasive developmental disorder?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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What's a pervasive developmental disorder?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder?

A form of autism: Pervasive developmental disorders are now referred to as one classification: autism spectrum disorder. This is a disorder that affects an individual's ability to function well in social situations. This includes trouble with conversation, making and keeping friends, and reading social cues. It can be accompanied by a variety of other behaviors. ...Read more

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Pervasive developmental disorder, what is this?

It is an out-dated: Term for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, which are now " lumped" under one diagnosis in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual V as Autistic Spectrum Disorder Levels I, II & III, depending on severity. ASD subsumes Asperger Syndrome & PDD-Not Otherwise Specified. Rett Syndrome & Childhood Disintegrative Disorder are no longer included because they differ in cause & clinical course. ...Read more

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What's high functioning pervasive developmental disorder?

ASD: This is in the autistic spectrum. Call the autistic research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now physican. This is a biochemical disorder and the earlier treatment is started, the better. ...Read more

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What is meant by pervasive developmental disorder in young people?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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What causes developmental coordination disorder and is it neurodegenerative?

What causes developmental coordination disorder and is it neurodegenerative?

DCD: While we do not know for sure what is causing these difficulties, research has suggested that children with DCD may have a hard time:

Planning a motor task: Children with DCD may have difficulty understanding what type of action is required, such as how high you need to jump when skipping rope.

Organizing movements: Children with DCD might find it hard to think through the steps involved in a mo ...Read more

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Can you please explain to me what's high functioning pervasive developmental disorder?

Asperger syndrome: High functioning autism spectrum disorder, or Asperger syndrome' defined as having poor social skills but no speech problem and normal intelligence. I have a greal lecture on the impact of infants feeding methods and the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders. ...Read more

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Is autism a developmental disorder?

Is autism a developmental disorder?

Yes: Most parents are concerned by 18 months and most children are seen by age 2. ...Read more