Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a long-term disorder that begins in the childhood, this condition is marked by extreme detachment to other people, severe deficit with communication, and repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities (Comer, 2014, p. 457). It is estimated that 1 in 1,000 children were born with ASD in 2011-2012, about double that of 2007 (Fingert, 2014, p. 1390). However, a steady increase in the number of children diagnosed with ASD has been noted in the recent years; about 1 in 88 children display a patter (Comer, 2014, p. 457). ASD includes a spectrum of disorders such as Asperger’s syndrome (AS), Autistic Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). …show more content…
Although the cause of CDD is still unkown, researchers have found that it may originate from the neurobiology of the brain. The most common diagnostics for CDD includes the parents of the child consulting a pediatrician about problems the child might be experiencing. The doctor will proceed to examine the child to eliminate basic causes to better explain the condition; a referral will then be made to a psychiatrist who will then make the proper diagnostics to determine that the child has CDD. Finaly, the psychiatrist will refer the child to an occupational therapist; the therapist will help the child with things like receptive language skills, expressive language skills, social skills, playing with peers and motor skills. Charan (2012) implies that treatment for CDD is closely related to treatment for autism (p. 57). Occupational therapists will mostly focus on behavior-based and highly structured treatments, and will commonly work with speech therapists in helping with the child’s …show more content…
ASD includes Asperger’s syndrome (AS), Autistic Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Doctor’s often refer the patient to an occupational therapist who will work with the individual, the parents and often a speech therapist to help with language development. It is common for an individual with ASD to have more than 1 condition, for example, problems with social communication and interactions and language development; this is why occupational therapist frequently work with other specialists and parents, to provide the best treatment

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