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Pervasive Developmental Disorder Symptoms

Pervasive developmental disorder symptoms encompass problems with social skills, speech and language, and development. Symptoms vary in type and intensity, and no two people will have the symptoms. A few of the more common pervasive developmental disorder symptoms include avoiding eye contact, repeating what is said (echolalia), and speaking in a flat-sounding voice.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Symptoms: An Overview

Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) covers a wide range of behaviors and abilities. People who have the condition, like all people, differ greatly in the way they act and what they can do. No two people will have the same pervasive developmental disorder symptoms. A symptom might be mild in one person and severe in another.
Examples of pervasive developmental disorder symptoms include problems with:
  • Social skills
  • Speech, language, and communication
  • Repeated behaviors and routines
  • Development.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Symptoms Related to Social Skills

Pervasive developmental disorder symptoms related to social skills can include:
  • Not interacting with others the way most people do, or not being interested in other people at all
  • Not making eye contact and wanting to be alone
  • Trouble understanding other people's feelings or talking about their own feelings
  • Not wanting to be held or cuddled, or only cuddling when they want to
  • Not noticing when other people try to talk to them
  • Being very interested in people, but not knowing how to talk, play, or relate to them.
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