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Pervasive Developmental Disorders:
Diagnosis, Options, and Answers

by Mitzi Waltz

ISBN 1932565000 / 9781932565003 / 1-932565-00-0
Publisher Future Horizons
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Book summary

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:
  • 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).

Helpful sections include:

  • The Medical Facts about PDDs
  • Getting a Diagnosis
  • Medical Interventions
  • Insurance
  • School
  • Finances
  • Support
  • Resources
  • Research and Testing Facilities
  • Diagnostic Tools