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Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Diagnosis, Options, and Answers [Paperback]

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Written for professionals, parents, or newly diagnosed adults who struggle with PDD, this book is considered the definitive resource on this neurological condition. Waltz offers necessary, comprehensive information on the entire spectrum, from ADD to ADHD to autism.

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Pages   402
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Weight:   2.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 9, 2003
Publisher   Future Horizons
ISBN  1932565000  
ISBN13  9781932565003  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mitzi Waltz is Lecturer in Journalism, University of Sunderland

Mitzi Waltz was born in 1962 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Birmingham.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Children's Health > Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Children's Health > Special Needs Children
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Special Needs > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Diagnosis, Options, and Answers?

Excellent resource!!!  May 10, 2008
This book was extremely helpful. It inabled me to have a clearer understanding of our child's needs and work with the school district in a much better way. This is a must read for anyone who has a child on the spectrum or works with one.
Very informative  Aug 23, 2007
This book really helped me sort out the diagnosis I received for my son. I was lost until I read this book. Definately worth buying.
Very informative!  Jun 28, 2006
Speaking as someone that is trying to get a better grip on PDD, this book has to be one of the most comprehensive that I have read as of yet. My friend has a child with PDD and I am on a journey to find out as much information as I can. The more knowledge that I acquire, the more support I feel that I can give to my friend and her son. This book equips you with a wide range of topics such as: medications, therapies, and educational techniques so that it enables you to make educated choices when it comes to treatment and intervention.
Great book to have on the shelf!  Jun 22, 2006
Covers a wide range of topics from Medical facts, interventions, and diagnostic tools, to school, family, finances and support. It contains everything you need to know to get started in helping the individual affected by this disorder. This book is great for family and professionals alike.
I have been diagnosed with PDD NOS  Mar 15, 2006
And I find this book to have the same problem as all those other autism spectrum books. Discrimination.
They talk about PDD NOS as meaning something is "not quite right". Well, perfectly normal isn't. NT is not the "right" way to be, just one way. There is no right way to be, we must learn to value diversity. Yes, even if the person can't talk. If they can't talk, look at other ways of communicating, but they are still wonderful people with beautiful minds.
And regarding the label PDD NOS, I dislike it too, but for different reasons. It is pervasive, because it affects the basic way my mind works, how I form concepts, how I mentally represent things, how my emotions interact with my reasoning, and so many other things I can't quantify it. It is developmental, because it causes a different pattern of development - whereas developmental delay is also developmental but affects the rate instead. But I dislike the term for two reasons a) it's vague, as there are piles of conditions not on the autistic spectrum which are both pervasive and developmental, and b) the word disorder. Disorder, in Anglo-Saxon times, meant evil, whereas order meant good. Also, my thought processes are orderly, just have a different organization than most people. It reminds me of how I always respond to questionnaires with questions about "unpredicatable" behavior - I can predict my behavior, but others often can't because they can't see all the internal stuff leading to it. I think the idea of people as machines with one right way to work sort of works a bit with organs like the heart and lungs but definately *not* with the brain.

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