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  • By: Deborah Fein, Colby Chlebowski & Katherine E. Tyson
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders with similar behavioral profiles and are referred to as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). In this entry, when an autistic disorder is not specified, autism will ...