Dealing with pervasive developmental disorders can be a difficult venture for any parent. Learning how to best handle your child takes patience and learning. There are several treatment options available to help make dealing with pervasive developmental disorders a bit easier on you and your family.
Dr. Andreas Rett identified Rett syndrome in 1966. This disorder typically affects females and has many of the same symptoms as autism. However, there are additional signs of Rett Syndrome to look for that can help you determine if your child may be afflicted by the disorder.
Whether you or your child has recently received a diagnosis, or you are working with an individual on the autism spectrum, you will want to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of pervasive developmental disorders.
Pervasive developmental disorders are a group of disorders, including autism, where the main symptoms include impairments in language, social interaction and patterns of behavior.
Discover a range of activities for children with Rett’s that can help to maintain or improve their physical, cognitive and social skills.
Childhood disintegrative disorder is a challenging diagnosis with no known cause or cure. There are a number of theories, however, about why it occurs. Learn about some proposed childhood disintegrative disorder causes and the complex links between them.
Andreas Rett played a key role in distinguishing Rett syndrome from other conditions, when he studied girls in his medical practice and beyond.
ASD, AS, PDD, oh my! The acronyms in the world of autism can be quite confusing. Where does PDD-NOS fit in? If you’re wondering what the PDD-NOS symptoms are, you’ve come to the right place.
Theodor Heller was a Viennese educator who studied psychology under Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig. He is credited with discovering Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, which he first described as dementia infatilis in the first decade of the 20th century.
Rett syndrome is a genetic condition usually seen in girls and is characterized by early normal development followed by regression. No cure is available for this condition and treatment is mainly palliative and supportive. However, physical therapy can help a child with Retts maintain function.