Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER—NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

Children with PDD-NOS have characteristics that will make their lives more challenging in some areas. They can have similar impairments such as poor communication, repetitive behavior, lack of imagination and lack of social interaction, like children with Asperger’s Disorder. However, since they will not meet the criteria of Asperger’s or any of the other Autism Spectrum Disorders, their impairments might be less severe or apparent in a mild form. Their intelligence can be normal or above average.