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What are Pervasive Developmental Disorders?
The diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills.
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
There are a variety of disorders that fall under this category, the most well known of which is autism.
There are 5 disorders under PDD
Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD), Rett's Disorder, PDD-NOS.