Is autism a developmental disorder?

Yes. Most parents are concerned by 18 months and most children are seen by age 2.
Autism. Yes , it is a neurodevelopmental disorder occuring in childhood.Some are mentally retarted. Problem with social behavior and communication , also with repetitive stereotype patterns of behavior.

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What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

Broad range disorder. This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self help and possibly motor skills.It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is more a convenient tag than anything.Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self help skills. Read more...
pink or purple ? :) 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." many with asperger's are opposed to the idea, but there will be one name soon: autistic disorder. Labels are for services & funding. If pink works... Read more...

What is the difference between pervasive developmental delay and autism?

A spectrum. Essentially, the degree and...Well...Pervasiveness of delay. Or, as we generally say in psychiatry, the degree of dysfunction. The problem only becomes a problem when the person having the problem sees the problem as actually being a problem.... Read more...
None. Its a classification description. Pervasive developmental disorders (pdd) is the overall description of conditions sharing significant social and communication disabilities. "mammal" is a term defining hair bearing animals that nurse their young. Autism is a subset of PDD like human is a subset of mammal. Asperger's is a subset of pdd, as are many other conditions. Read more...
"Pervasive Develop- Mental disorders" is now "autistic spectrum disorders." pdd-not otherwise specified, " used for observable behaviors that fulfill some, but not all, criteria for autism will soon be "social communication disorder" in young kids with deficits in social communication & reciprocity but no stereotypies/ narrow, restricted areas of interest. Autistic disorder is the new diagnosis for all other asd's. Read more...

Could a child diagnosed with global developmental delay have autism?

Yes. "global developmental delay" is a general descriptive diagnosis that encompasses many different conditions. It means there are delays in all aspects of development (motor, social/ emotional, language/ communication, cognitive) and can be mild to severe. The cause is not always apparent, especially at a young age, and often cannot be determined. [continued in next post.]. Read more...
Continued. Autism may be a cause of global developmental delay, but most often involves delays mainly in the language/communication and social/ emotional domains of development. Autism is not always an isolated diagnosis; it may a part of a more generalized condition. The cdc we site has information on development & autism. The autism link is: www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly. Read more...
Yes. A child with intellectual disability can also have autism. The lower the iq, the higher the chance of autistic behaviors.Children with autism can also have intellectual disability. The two categorical diagnoses may be caused by a single underlying neurodevelopmental disorder, so there are standards for medical evaluation that include thorough physical and neurological exams and genetic studies. Read more...

Does my daughter have autism or some other developmental delay? It's not the same, right?

Get evaluated. Autism often has developmental delay, either social, motor or language. I obviously do not know your daughter, so they need an evaluation to see what the various issues may be. Read more...
Autism is specific. Autism(a) is a label used for a specific set of features & is like diagnosing appendicitis. It is specific. Autism is sometimes uses in a broader sense as ASD -autistic spectrum disorder, which includes autism, aspergers & pervasive developmental delay- not otherwise specified. This lumping together of different problems is sort of like having appendicitis spectrum disorder -belly pain. Read more...
Autism is different. Autism is characterized by difficulties interacting with others, abnormal communication skills, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. Depending on how severe the autism is, someone could also have mental retardation as well. There are many different types of developmental delays. Read more...
They co-occur. 40-68% of children with autism have intellectual disability, an overall iq <70. Dev, delay in a child too young for iq testing is failing to meet 1 or more dev. Milestones by the age 90% of infants-preschoolers do. Autism is qualitative impairments in social communication, reciprocal social interaction & repetive non-functional movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. See firstsigns.Org. Read more...

Could a child w developmental delay be diagnosed w high functioning autism w ADHD & gdd/asperger all at the same time?

Poly-dx. While some developmental diagnoses speak to different areas of development (e.g., cognitive delay, social disability like autism) it is unlikely (and in the case of autism and aspergers) or even inappropriate to diagnose all you listed as co-existing. Seek a second opinion from a developmental pediatrician and/or early childhood psychologist. Read more...
No. The diagnosis of. "global developmental delays" &#40;gdd&#41; refer to infants, toddlers & preschoolers whose overall development proceeds at a slower-than-normal rate.If verbal & non-verbal IQ tests reveal overall cognitive abilities less than 70 by KG-1st grade, the diagnosis is intellectual disability, seen in ~ 45-65% of kids with autistic spectrum disorder. ADHD occurs in 40-70% of kids with ASD, independent of IQ. Read more...
Yes. These diagnoses all overlap and since kids with autism can look so different from day to day it can be hard to tell what fits best. Autism includes attention problems. How significant does it have to be to add the adhd label? Depends on the providers training and experience. A good approach is not to worry about the labels, but focus on what the child needs in order to reach their full potential. Read more...
Definitely not! adhd symptoms must be understood to be part and parcel of the autism spectrum. In DSM, it is incorrect to make a second diagnosis of adhd if the child is already on the autism spectrum. Unless the child is so severely adhd that limits function or puts them at risk e.g. climbing so much or running that they injure themselves multiple times per week. And choices are either autism, aspy, or PDD. Read more...

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...

Whats 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...

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...

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...