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Old 12-07-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ktmelody

Sure they can have a secondary speech delay but the dsm states that there is normal or above normal speech in children with aspergers. Its part of the diagnostic criteria. (Speech prior to 2nd birthday)

Pddnos does have a speech delay.

Not that any of it matters since both pddnos and aspergers will no longer exist after the 2013 dsm 5 comes out. Which is so silly!
I can't bold....but UM WHHAAAATT?!!?! Why is the diagnosis being removed? My son is high functioning but we still need help, therapy, behavioral modification, and a 504 and without his diagnosis none of that will be available to us through insurance.

Can you share more information about this? It point me in a direction? I have a conference with DS pediatrician in a week and ill have to ask about this.
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