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Author Quinn, Barbara (Barbara L.)
Title Pervasive developmental disorder : an altered perspective / Barbara Quinn and Anthony Malone.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.

Author Quinn, Barbara (Barbara L.)
Subject Autism -- Diagnosis.
Asperger's syndrome -- Diagnosis.
Autism in children -- Treatment.
Developmental disabilities -- Popular works.
Developmentally disabled children -- Services for.
Parents of exceptional children.
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive.
Alt Name Malone, Anthony, 1700-1776.
Description 1 online resource (157 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-151) and index.
Contents What is pervasive developmental disorder? -- Social reciprocity -- Communication -- Impairment in play style -- More characteristics -- The evaluation process --- What can be done? Medical perspective -- Additional options -- Up close and personal.
Summary Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or PDD, is the umbrella term used to cover the whole family of autistic spectrum disorders - including autism and Asperger Syndrome. Within this group there is a subgroup called NOS - not otherwise specified - which covers the conditions which do not quite meet the diagnostic criteria for autism or Asperger Syndrome. Because PDD covers such a wide spectrum, it presents very differently from child to child. Written principally for parents, this is a book which explains what it means for your child to be diagnosed with PDD, NOS, autism or Asperger Syndrome, and where you go from there. The authors describe the symptoms of PDD, what a diagnosis means, how a child fits into the diagnostic terminology and the diagnostic procedures involved. They also review associated disorders such as OCD, and discuss the different treatments and therapies available. The book includes frequently-asked questions, as well as the experiences of other parents. It is accessible, informative and supportive, a practical introduction to PDD.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417552611 (electronic bk.)
9781417552610 (electronic bk.)
184642206X
9781846422065
1280538007
9781280538001
1853028762
OCLC # 228040357
Additional Format Print version: Quinn, Barbara (Barbara L.). Pervasive developmental disorder. London ; Philadelphia, PA : J. Kingsley Publishers, 2000 1853028762 (OCoLC)46950879


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