It can be difficult to interact with people who have Rett syndrome. Cognitive deficits are the primary cause of their communication difficulties, but they can be treated.
Childhood disintegrative disorder is characterized by a marked regression in multiple areas of functioning following a period of at least two years of apparently normal development. Childhood disintegrative disorder symptoms distinguish it from the other pervasive development disorders.
Musical instruction and in general exposing kids to music provides numerous benefits. When you teach music to kids with PDD, or otherwise apply the use of music in a therapeutic setting, social skills improve, anxiety decreases, as well as a host of other benefits.
Children diagnosed with any type of Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) face a life of challenges, including comorbidity. PDD diagnoses commonly exist side-by-side with other disorders. Read on to learn about the most common comorbid conditions and managing multiple challenges.
Predicting the exact outcome of a child diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Delay, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is nearly impossible. However, experts agree, the PDD NOS prognosis for most children is more promising than those with more severe developmental delays.
Research and statistical data indicates the use of PDD medications is beneficial in managing troublesome symptoms and common comorbid disorders. While effectiveness varies, the following article outlines the most commonly prescribed medications for PDD-related symptoms.
PDD is a mental illness found on the autism spectrum which is often diagnosed with other conditions. More common disorders comorbid with PDD include anxiety disorders, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. This article is a look at PDD comorbidity.
In an effort to understand what is PDD, we must first identify the acronym as Pervasive Developmental Disorders. The word pervasive means invasive and persistent, which certainly defines these disorders that delay a child’s development primarily in the areas of communication and social skills.
Parents and caregivers are often confused, in disbelief, and even frightened when they first hear their child’s PDD diagnosis. They wonder what it will mean for their child. Can a person live a normal life after PDD diagnosis?
Rett syndrome is a severe developmental disorder that affects primarily females. Read on to learn about the four stages of Rett disorder and the associated symptoms.