Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) include autism and a range of other neurological disorders. This book focuses on the most common, PDD-NOS (not otherwise specified). There are at least 250,000 Americans with this diagnosis, one-third of which are children. (According to researchers, there may be as many as twice that number who fit the criteria but who remain undiagnosed or have been misdiagnosed.)Parents of a young child with undiagnosed PDD may suspect any number of things, from autism to severe allergies. Pervasive Development Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help is the guide for parents (or newly diagnosed adults) who struggle with this neurological condition that profoundly impacts the life of the child and family.There are medications, therapies, and educational techniques that can address symptoms and improve the lives of people with PDD. In some cases, the results can be spectacular.Topics include:
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"Pervasive Developmental Disorders" was the title of the first edition of this book.About the Author:
Mitzi Waltz is an advocate for families facing neurological issues. She has been heavily involved in online support work, and has also advocated for special-needs children within the medical, insurance, and education systems. She has written books on childhood/adolescent bipolar disorders, adult bipolar disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, partial seizures, and Tourettes syndrome. She is currently doing research at the Autism Research Unit in the UK.
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Book Description Patient Centered Guides, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111565925300
Book Description Patient Centered Guides. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1565925300 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2127403