When was PDD/NOS diagnosed?

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Registered: 03-24-2010
When was PDD/NOS diagnosed?
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Sat, 05-29-2010 - 6:15pm

Hello-

I was just wondering when your child was diagnosed with PDD/NOS. I have a 20 month old that I think could end up being diagnosed PDD/NOS, but right now everyone says it's too early. He does point, although he has started a bit recently. But more importantly, he doesn't use language to really communicate even though he can say 25+ words. He's currently receiving 2 hours of Early On intervention each week, which includes 1/2 hour of PT and 1/2 hour of OT. He also recently started private speech therapy. He has joint attention with us, but not as strong as it should be. He's within the 'normal' range for receptive and expressive language according to his SLP, but doesn't say much at home...just words here and there.

Just trying to figure out what's going on with our little man.

Thanks!!

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Registered: 05-03-2010
Sun, 06-06-2010 - 4:51pm

Let's see, we had our son evaluated by early intervention when he was 2 1/2.

anotherseyes

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Registered: 09-13-2008
Sun, 06-06-2010 - 10:34pm

We noticed developmental delay and changes at 15 months of age and thus speech, OT, and PT were all started. He was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at age 3. Every child is different on the broad range of milestones so it's hard to say at such a young age. Starting and maintaining therapy is crucial though so keep at it. I would create a journal of what he can do and as he accomplishes his goals keep track of everything. It will be very useful as you move forward.

I took my son to see a developmental pediatrician who specializes in autism/ADD/ADHD, etc., when he reached 3 because he aged out of early steps at that age and needed the diagnosis to attend ESE (exceptional student education) at a local grade school. He started in a special needs pre-k at age 3 and he graduates in 3 days from that program (he was in the program for 3 years). He starts kindergarten in the fall.

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