5 Autism Types Or Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Autism, a development disorder, appears in the beginning three years of life. It effects the normal development of communication and social skills of the brain. In this article, we will take a look at 5 types of pervasive developmental disorders.

Autistic Disorder

Autistic disorder is also known as ASD. Autism is a type of disorder that targets a person’s social interaction, communication and behavior. Depending upon the severity of the condition, the patient may find it difficult to deal with transitions. He may also be sensitive to sound, touch or light, or retardation. Some autism sufferers are smart; however, they cannot express themselves properly due to autism.

Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome is also included in Autism types. People with this type of pervastive development disorder give high performance, but have problems with socializations. In other words, they cannot interact with others properly. They are unable to understand social cues. In layman’s terms, a social cue refers to unspoken body language. Let us take an example: if someone continues to talk about something in an annoying way, you can send him or her signal in order to change the topic. You may roll your eyes or cough for a while. You may tap your foot while looking away from the person. These are a few examples of social cues. Moreover, those with Asperger’s do not have any issues with cognitive development.



PDD-NOS is also put on the list of Autism types because its shares its symptoms with autism. According to many doctors, kids with PDD-NOS show the same symptoms, as do the kids with autism. However, some symptoms are different from those of autism. Moreover, both PDD-NOS and autism are pervasive development disorder. When the major symptoms of autism do not appear in a patient, doctors may consider the condition as PDD-NOS.

You may have heard some doctors saying that PDD-NOS does not come under the category of autism. But most parents consider PDD-NOS as another type of autism. Some hospitals do not give PDD-NOS patients the same treatment as they give to autism patients if a patient is not diagnosed with autism. However, in rare cases, they give this treatment to PDD-NOS patients as well, especially those with the age of more than three years.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

After a minimum of 2 years of apparently typical development, childhood Disintegrative Disorder affects the skills of a kid, such as social skills, receptive and expressive skills, bladder control, adaptive behavior, or motor skills. According to some parents, this disorder leads to autism in short order.

Rett’s Syndrome

The symptoms of Rett’s Syndrome are similar to that of Pervasive Development Disorder. The only difference is that newborn baby can suffer from slow head growth. In most cases, newborn babies aged between 4 months and 4 years have this condition.

So, given above is a description of five common types of autism, which is also known as Pervasive Development Disorder. In order to know more about these types, you can get in touch with a doctor, especially if your kid is showing the symptoms of autism.

This is a guest article written by Jill Headifen. Jill is an experienced osteopath and she works in Auckland at Osteoworks clinic. She diagnose and treats multiple conditions such as asthma, sciatica or autism.

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