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question with 29 month old

My son has been woking with state people with OT and speech therapy but is progressing very slow and is 50 percent behind for his age.
My son is:
unsocial when more then 3 kids are present
speech delays
feeding/eating problems
getting hurt does not bother him just rubs it off and moves on
like to tell me where he wants to go
scared of crowed places
likes to play in water in the sink but scared of bath
Does not like to be restranded (carseat, time out, high chair, shpping cart)

Also what is the diffrece bewtween high function autism, asbergars, and pdd?


Asked by magnane at 1:42 AM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • PDD (pervasive developmental disorder) is basically the Autism spectrum. There are a myriad of disorders covered by PDD.

    "High Functioning Autism" is a blanket term for Aspergers and PDD-NOS, basically. It's not an actual diagnosis.

    With Asperger's and PDD-NOS there is usually not a speech delay. (note I said "usually") The biggest difference between these two disorders is that with Asperger's, the kid doesn't know he's giving in to his impulsive behavior, and doesn't regret that behavior. A kid with PDD-NOS gives in to the behavior (difficulty controlling impulses) but regrets the behavior. (PDD-NOS is also a kind of blanket term or "bull shit diagnosis" for "we think he shows ASD behaviors, but we're not sure what diagnosis to give" and there are not as many services available for it)

    A lot of what you mention also sounds like SPD...which can stand alone or with ASD.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:13 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

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    SPD is sensory processing disorder. There is a LOT in this disorder and it is not diagnosed by a doctor, but usually by an OT.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:14 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

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