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PDD   2 comments

working now, but …

went to the neuro, and he thinks Ryan may have PDD. Even with knowing it could happen, I still feel like I got kicked in the stomach.

I know it’s not a death sentence, but….

ugh. I really thought he was doing well and I don’t think he DOESN’T think Ryan is doing well, but just that by 4 1/2 we should be hearing some talking in sentences, etc. I guess I just was hoping the hearing loss was the total cause of the speech delay, and that there was no autism spectrum at all.

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Posted August 14, 2006 by criscollrj in autism Ryan

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  1. What is PDD? *feels dumb* Whatever it is, though, I’m so sorry! ♥

    • PDD = pervasive developmental disorder: “Background: Pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) define a spectrum of behavioral problems commonly associated with autism. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) includes autism” which Chris has , “Rett syndrome, childhood disintegration, Asperger syndrome,” which Colleen has “and PDD not otherwise specified (PDD NOS)” which Ryan may have “under the spectrum of PDD. These individual disorders are discussed briefly in this article. For detailed reviews of each, see the eMedicine articles listed above. http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic1780.htm

      some are even adding ADD and ADHD to this theoretically. It’s amazing how the spectrum is getting more common and more vast. Ryan’s apparently is much more mild, too mild to be called autism but enough to be called something. Colleen’s is more it’s where you’re very intelligent, verbal, and mostly normal but have sensory and obsessive problems at times. Some AS have distorted “flat” speech like autistic people but she doesn’t have that, thankfully. She’s very “normal.”

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