What's the difference between broad autism phenotype, pdd-nos?

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.
Asperger. Asperger is one of disorde known collectively as autism spectrum disorders, or pervasive developmental disorders.
Specificity. The autism spectrum is an umbrella term that encompasses several disorders. Autism and Asperger's have relatively well defined pattern of emergence & features while the PDD-NOS group is the leftovers with many overlapping problems.

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I want to know what is the difference between broad autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

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...

What's the difference between autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

Not valid. There is no phenotype for either. They often have polymorphnisms (relatively minor changes in dna) that put them at greater risk for environmental stress, e.g. Vaccination, so it is not a strictly genetic disease.It is a combination of seperate factors. 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 more...

Is there a difference between high functioning autism and pdd-nos? My sons diagnosis changed to PDD after his 6 month checkup.

In truth, HFA has. Never been a separate diagnostic category. The dsm-v diagnosis autistic spectrum disorder includes autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos. Because core deficits exist in varying degrees in all people with autism, e.g., lack of theory of mind, + impaired facial recognition, social reciprocity, & social communication, all deserve appropriate behavioral, social & educational interventions. Read more...
Confusing question. I don't know of anyone in the specialty of pediatrics or developmental disabilities that would use either label after a checkup on a 6 month old. You may want to re-word your question to be more specific.Questions are not linked on the site so it needs to contain all relevant information. Read more...
Too early to be sure. It is much too early to be sure what pattern of behavior your child will ultimately develop. Discuss the situation with your pediatrician and get an opinion from an autism specialist. Read more...

What is the difference between asperger's and pdd-nos?

Function. Aspergers tend to be academically bright and have social issues as they do not read emotional cues well. They do not have language issues. Pdd-nos or pervasive developmental delay can also have a wide range of dysfunction and as the name suggests have delays across the board. They can be similar or vary in how they manifest on the spectrum. Read more...

My son is 3 and has pdd-nos. He scripts from tv shows sometimes but uses it mostly in context. Is this considered echolalia?

Most likely. It sounds as if you are describing a form of echolalia-or repetition of words or phrases spoken by another. The face that is it 'mostly in context' makes it subject to interpretation. Have you discussed this with his doctor? Providing a recorded or written narrative of his speech could illustrate your son's speech and make it easier for the doctor to answer your quetion. Read more...
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 more...

What is the technical definition of pdd-nos (pervasive developmental disorder)?

PDD. Pdd means pervasive developmental disorder. It is no longer in use in the usa. It is part of the autism spectrum disorder, and should be referred to as an autism spectrum disorder. It is usually a less severe form than classic autism. Read more...

Is PDD / PDD-NOS Associated or Indirectly Caused by Lead, mercury And or Other heavy Metal Poisoning?, Or is this just A Unproven Theory?

Maybe. The association between autism spectrum disorders and environmental toxins is clearly more than just a theory. However, the exact culprit(s) remain unclear. Associations exist to lead, mercury and even diesel exhaust. . Read more...
Caveat emptor. The illnesses known to be caused by lead and mercury in children are totally unlike pervasive develemental disorder / autism. There are fringe practitioners and crooked labs that will diagnose "heavy metal poisoning" in anyone and offer a host of unproven remedies. There are unknowns here, but don't let your caring or even a sense of guilt make your a target. Read more...