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ERIC Number: EJ787429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
PDD-NOS Symptoms in Adults with Intellectual Disability: Toward an Empirically Oriented Diagnostic Model
Matson, Johnny L.; Wilkins, Jonathan; Smith, Kimberly; Ancona, Martin
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n3 p530-537 Mar 2008
PDD-NOS has been an illusive diagnostic category in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is a frequently occurring ASD, but it has typically been defined by what it is not--autism. This latter condition has received the bulk of the attention in the development of diagnostic methods, while PDD-NOS has largely been ignored from a diagnostic standpoint. The symptoms that characterize PDD-NOS in adults with intellectual disability (ID), beyond the extrapolation of a few child studies, are largely unknown. This study is an attempt to provide systematic empirical data to describe the condition of PDD-NOS in adults with ID. The implication of these data for diagnosis and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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