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Pervasive Developmental Disorder

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"Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or PDD, is the umbrella term used to cover the whole family of autistic spectrum disorders - including autism and Asperger Syndrome. Within this group there is a subgroup called NOS - not otherwise specified - which covers the conditions which do not quite meet the diagnostic criteria for autism or Asperger Syndrome. Because PDD covers such a wide spectrum, it presents very differently from child to child." "Written principally for parents, this is a book which explains what it means for your child to be
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Overview

"Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or PDD, is the umbrella term used to cover the whole family of autistic spectrum disorders - including autism and Asperger Syndrome. Within this group there is a subgroup called NOS - not otherwise specified - which covers the conditions which do not quite meet the diagnostic criteria for autism or Asperger Syndrome. Because PDD covers such a wide spectrum, it presents very differently from child to child." "Written principally for parents, this is a book which explains what it means for your child to be diagnosed with PDD, NOS, autism or Asperger Syndrome, and where you go from there. The authors describe the symptoms of PDD, what a diagnosis means, how a child fits into the diagnostic terminology and the diagnostic procedures involved. They also review associated disorders such as OCD, and discuss the different treatments and therapies available." "The book includes frequently-asked questions, as well as the experiences of other parents. It is accessible, informative and supportive, a practical introduction to PDD."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853028762
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,006,603
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Acknowledgements 8
About the Authors 9
Sam Likes Trains 11
Introduction 13
1 What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder? 17
2 Social Reciprocity 35
3 Communication 47
4 Impairment in Play Style 57
5 More Characteristics 63
6 The Evaluation Process 71
7 What Can Be Done? Medical Perspective 79
8 What Can Be Done? Educational Perspective 87
9 Additional Options 107
10 Up Close and Personal 111
Resources 149
References 151
Index 153
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