Pervasive developmental disorder coaching focuses on improving executive functions and increasing social skills, as well helping with anger, frustration, empathy and restricted and repetitive behaviors. Pervasive developmental disorders include PDD, NOS and Asperger'ss Syndrome.
Often, people with pervasive developmental disorders are bright and creative people who have a difficult time functioning and life. Our coaches work with people with pervasive developmental disorders to unlock their potential.
Recognizing that no manifestation of these disorders is alike, we focus on individually tailored and practical approaches to help with language, comprehensive and relating to people and objects and events. We also work with clients on dealing with difficulties to changes in surroundings and routine, as well as other related issues.
PDD stands for "pervasive developmental disorder." Pervasive developmental disorders refers to a group of five disorders that are characterized by delays in development of multiple basic functions including communication, socialization and behaviors. Some people with PDD have a blend of some of the symptoms below. The three disorders include that are a part of the autism spectrum of PDD are where coaching can be most effective. They include:
Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is an autism spectrum disorder that involves severe impairment in the development of reciprocal social and verbal interaction, as well as problems with nonverbal communication skills and stereotyped behaviors or interests.
Autism is characterized by impairment of communication and social skills, along with restricted and repetitive behavior and infers with the ability of an individual to function. Often, people with autism have trouble with social or emotional reciprocity, struggle with stereotyped use of language and have preoccupations with parts of objects.
Asperger's Syndrome involves having significant difficulties with social interaction, restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviors and interests, but without the he linguistic and cognitive development problems seen in Autism. Asperger's Syndrome is sometimes referred to as high-functioning autism.