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To qualify for special education in most states, you need to prove that there is a discrepancy between intelligence and acheivement. In other words, there is usually a processing deficit that hinders learning. Many simple handicaps do not effect processing or the learning process. If this is the case, then a student with a disability would probably qualify for a 504 plan. These plans often allow for accomodations in the classroom and/or materials, tests, etc. They do not allow for modifications to content that the student is given. You can find out more about 504 plans at

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Q: Would a diagnosis of Developmental coordination disorder qualify a child for special education services?
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Brain disease disbracsia?

Dyspraxia is a disorder affecting fine and gross motor coordination in children and adults. This disorder is a developmental coordination disorder.

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Noemi Cantin has written: 'Developmental coordination disorder'

What is an example of Pervasive Developmental Disorder?

Asberger's disorder

Is pervasive developmental disorder genetic?

Yes pervasive developmental disorder genetic. Try to keep away from it it is a very bad disorder.

Developmental coordination disorder?

DefinitionDevelopmental coordination disorder is a childhood disorder marked by poor coordination and clumsiness.Causes, incidence, and risk factorsRoughly 6% of school-age children have some degree of developmental coordination disorder. Children with this disorder may trip over their own feet, run into other children, have trouble holding objects, and have an unsteady gait.Developmental coordination disorder may appear alone or in conjunction with other learning disorders, such as communication disorders or disorder of written expression.SymptomsChildren with developmental coordination disorder have difficulties with motor coordination compared to other children the same age. Some common symptoms include:ClumsinessDelays in sitting up, crawling, and walkingProblems with sucking and swallowing during first year of lifeProblems with gross motor coordination (for example, jumping, hopping, or standing on one foot)Problems with fine motor coordination (for example, writing, using scissors, tying shoelaces, or tapping one finger to another)Signs and testsPhysical causes and other types of learning disabilities must be ruled out before the diagnosis can be confirmed.TreatmentPhysical education and perceptual motor training are the best approaches for treating coordination disorder.Expectations (prognosis)How well a child does depends on the severity of the disorder. The disorder does not get worse over time. It usually continues into adulthood.ComplicationsLearning problemsLow self-esteem resulting from poor ability at sports and teasing by other childrenRepeated injuriesWeight gain as a result of not wanting to participate in physical activities (such as sports)Calling your health care providerCall for an appointment with a health care provider if you are concerned about your child's development.PreventionAffected families should make every effort to recognize existing problems early and have them treated. Early treatment is beneficial to future success.

What was the diagnosis of Hayden and what does the disorder do?

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What is PDD-NOS?

ANSWER: PDD or Pervasive Developmental Disorder is actually a bit of a misnomer. Many doctors who would not like to commit to giving a diagnosis of Autism will tell the parents that their child has PDD or PDD NOS. ANSWER: PDD-NOS stands for Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. PDD is another name for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some doctors use PDD when they mean PDD-NOS. Some doctors use PDD as what it is - a set of disorders. PDD is not a diagnosis; it is a description of a category of developmental disorders. PDD-NOS is a diagnosis. It describes a condition that has the characteristics of a pervasive developmental disorder, but does not fit the criteria for one of the other PDDs. Sometimes, doctors will use the diagnosis of PDD-NOS when it is apparent that the child has a pervasive developmental disorder, but the exact one cannot yet be determined - perhaps because the child is too young to identify certain symptoms, or the disorder is not severe enough to differentiate from the others yet, or comorbid conditions are making it difficult to differentiate among the disorders. Some doctors prefer not to give a diagnosis of autism until they feel absolutely sure that it is autism, so they diagnose the child with PDD-NOS until they are certain.

What is diagnosis code for 2599?

2599 (Diagnosis) Unspecified endocrine disorder (Endocrine disorder NOS)

What does pdd stand for?

Pervasive developmental disorder

What are some pervasive developmental disorders?

Asperger's syndrome, autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS), and Rett's syndrome.

What mimics cerebral palsy?

If intellectual function is not affected then developmental coordination disorder (DCD) can have some similar traits - lack of motor control, coordinating motor movements, balance, etc.

What are developmental needs?

Developmental needs are something which we grow up with. For example, a young child may be diagnosed with Autism from an early age. This is a developmental disorder as the child developes through life with this disorder. As the child gets older, the disorder may get worse. Some developmental needs may be needed for that child to live a happy life with the disorder.

Is autism a cognitive impairment disorder?

It is a developmental disorder. There are cognitive systems impaired by autism though.

What category is ADHD?

ADHD is classified as a neurobehavioral developmental disorder.

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What is a codable disorder?

A diagnosis from the DSM-4.

What has the author Brian Quinn written?

Brian Quinn has written: 'Bipolar disorder' -- subject(s): Bipolar Disorder, Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Differential Diagnosis, Manic-depressive illness, Therapy

What might be a diagnosis for Sylvia?

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What is the probable diagnosis for Reubens behavior?

bipolar disorder

Is mental retardation hereditary?

No. Mental retardation is a developmental disorder and not a biological or genetic disorder that can be passed through the genes.

What has the author Thomas H McGlashan written?

Thomas H. McGlashan has written: 'A Developmental Model of Borderline Personality Disorder' 'The psychosis-risk syndrome' -- subject(s): Methods, Psychoses, Psychological Interview, Differential Diagnosis, Risk factors, Psychotic Disorders, Diagnosis, Risk Factors

What is the nanda nursing diagnosis for dissasociative identity disorder or multiple personality disorder?

ineffective coping

What are the complications of Pervasive Developmental disorder?

The #1 complication of Pervasive developmental disorder is that people with it have trouble making friends because they can't relate to other people, and don't have very much social skills.

Does ADHD really exist?

Yes it exists as a mental neurobehavioral developmental disorder called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

How many strains of autism are there?

Autism isn't a disease or a virus, thus there are no strains of autism. Autism is just autism, it was previously split up into Autism Spectrum Disorder (Classic Autism), Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), childhood disintegrative disorder, and Rett Syndrome - now all are merged under the Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.