PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED (PDDNOS)

in the DSM-IV-TR, a residual class consisting of pervasive growth-related disorders marked by handicapped growth of cultural interaction skills correlated with communication problems or stereotypical actions which don't adapt to the diagnostic standards of other pervasive growth-related disorders, like rett syndrome, Asperger's disorder, autistic disorder, or childhood disintegrative disorder. This class consists of atypical autism, a disorder wherein kids have significant difficulties in play, non-verbal correspondence, cultural interaction, and talking but are more social than peers diagnosed with autistic disorder.

PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED (PDDNOS): "It is likely that whatever is going with her lies within the context of a pervasive developmental not otherwise specified. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED (PDDNOS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pervasive-developmental-disorder-not-otherwise-specified-pddnos/ (accessed July 22, 2017).
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