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Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Diagnosis, Options, and Answers, Autism Spectrum, PDD , PDD-NOS, P.D.D.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Diagnosis, Options, and Answers



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Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Diagnosis, Options, and Answers

Author(s): Mitzi Waltz

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder (autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, or PDD-NOS), this book is for you. In an informative style, weaved with personal stories from parents, author Mitzi Waltz covers various topics, including

  • getting a diagnosis (including preparing for a diagnostic interview in a medical, psychiatric, or school setting, with descriptions of all diagnostic tests and checklists/questions used by professionals),
  • treatment options (such as medications/supplements, sensory integration, occupational/physical/speech therapy, behavior modification, floor time, and more), and
  • coping with diagnosis and treatment (including emotions and support systems, insurance, and educational plans).


“Mitzi Waltz’s book provides clear, informative, and comprehensive information on every relevant aspect of PDD. ... Her in-depth discussion will help parents and professionals develop a clear understanding of the issues; and consequently, they will be able to make informed decisions about various interventions. A job well done!”
—Dr. Stephen M. Edelson,
Director of the Center for the Study of Autism in Salem, Oregon

“A marvelous compilation of common sense, practical guidance and insight into PDD.”
—Elizabeth K. Gerlach
Author, Autism Treatment Guide

Table of Conents:

1. The Medical Facts about PDDs
2. PDD Categories
3. Getting a Diagnosis
4. Getting Started
5. Medical Interventions
6. Therapeutic Interventions
7. Other Interventions
8. Insurance
9. School
10. Family
11. Finances
12. Support
13. Living with PDDs
A. Resources
B. Support and Advocacy
C. Research and Testing Facilities
D. Medication Reference
E. Supplement Reference
F. Diagnostic Tools
Glossary of Acronyms


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