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PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder)

A pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) is characterized by a delay in a person's communication and social skills. Symptoms will vary from person to person, but may include things like:
 
  • Difficulty with changes in routine or familiar surroundings
  • Problems with using and understanding language
  • Difficulty relating to people, objects, and events.
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Of all the types of PDD, autism is the most researched -- and the most characteristic. Other examples include:
 
(Click PDD to learn more about the symptoms of this group of disorders and to find out what treatments are available.)
 

PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder)

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