I've come across many explanations for PDD-NOS. Some say PDD-NOS is just a euphorism for autism. Some say that PDD-NOS is not on the autism spectrum. Some say that it is but not severe.
I came away with the following conclusions for my understanding.
- PDD-NOS is a diagnosis given to children 3 years old and under because doctors feel it's too early to determine if the child has autism.
- PDD-NOS is a disorder on the autism spectrum, but the behaviors and symptoms displayed do not totally fit the classic definition of autism.
- PDD-NOS is not necessarily a less severe version of autism.
- Children with PDD (Pervasive Development Disorders) do not necessarily learn from their surroundings as typical children do, and that's why...