PDD-NOS means pervasive development disorder – Not Otherwise Specified. In other words, they know your child is not developing at a normal speed but they don’t know how to classify the disorder yet. For those parents out there, like myself who has a kid that was diagnosed with PDD-NOS that is not necessarily a diagnosis that will carry forward with your child forever. The bottom line is that some of these Autism spectrum disorders can’t be classified at the 2, 3, 4 or even five years old. Aspergers is usually not diagnosed until they are 7 or 8.
So it is important to keep working with the doctors, behaviorists etc and work towards understanding the true nature of the development disorder. I was in a fog thinking that PDD-NOS was it, but the reality of the situation is PDD-NOS means they just don’t know yet. Keep that in mind!