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Pervasive development disorders (PPDs) are conditions involving developmental delays in children. There are five types of PDDs: autism, Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett's syndrome, and pervasive development disorders not otherwise specified (PDDNOS).

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Terms related to Pervasive Development Disorders:

  • Developmental Disorders, Pervasive
  • PPDs

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