Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome (AS), originally described by Hans Asperger in 1944 (Attwood, 2007, p. 23), was historically considered a distinct high-functioning subtype of autism. It is now considered simply an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) following a change to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 2013 (Kite, Gullifer, & Tyson, 2013). “Autism spectrum … Read more

Essay on PDD-NOS Case Studies

PDD-NOS (Pervasive Development Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified) Case Study of a Child with PDD-NOS Consuelo (Connie) Natal Concordia College PDD-NOS stands for Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise specified. According to www. autismspeaks. org, PDDNOS became the diagnosis applied to children or adults who are on the autism spectrum but do not fully meet the … Read more