"Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)/autism spectrum disorder (ASD). PDD-NOS is one of three forms of Autism Spectrum Disorders. PDD-NOS is often referred to as atypical autism. It lies in between the less severe Asperger’s syndrome, and more severe, typical Autism on the Autism Spectrum. "
According to Wikipedia, the definition of PDD is as follows:
The diagnostic category pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), as opposed to specific developmental disorders (SDD), refers to a group of five disorders characterized by delays in the development of multiple basic functions including socialization and communication that have traditionally been referred to as Autism.
Parents may note symptoms of PDD as early as infancy and typically onset is prior to three years of age. PDD itself does not affect life expectancy.
Can someone explain the difference between PDD and PDD-NOS to me?
Has your child been diagnosed with this?
I feel like no one wants to tell me what's going on. One of the Speech Therapists even said they aren't supposed to even hint at a diagnosis. I asked 2 people today if my son could be on the spectrum and not one of them said no. Over the past 2 years I've seen a regular pediatrician, a developmental pediatrician, 4 speech therapists, 1 occupational therapist, and 1 feeding specialist.
So why don't I have more information? All these professionals and not one person can tell me definitively that he does or does NOT have some form of Autism. I hate subjecting him to all these evaluations and specialists. I feel like I'm running in place.
At least he will be getting speech therapy in the meantime. I know it will help, I just don't think it's his primary issue.
|Muffin fell asleep on the couch after his 3 evaluations today. He never NAPS, ever...|
If you know anything about PDD and the diagnosis or know of a great place to get more information, please comment or e-mail me. Muffin had his 4 year well check next month, I guess I'll be talking to the Pediatrician again.