Biggest difference between the two is the behaviors in the PD's they are not normal at any age.
The LD's are normal & usually 2 yrs behind
Autism-onset infancy or childhood
-self stimulating, self injuring behaviors,
-2/3s are MR Usually moderately MR
-more common in boys. ALL mental health px are more common in boys.
-don't have language delay
-only in females, deceleration of head growth, start out normal but btw 5-24 mo. starts to have px
Childhood disintegrate disorders
-speaking, reading, writing, math, listening
Usually diagnosed btw 8-13 yrs old
-Don't overcome it but compensate it.
ADHD- usually diagnosed before 7
Conduct Disorder -scary kids -aggression to people & animals -destroy parties -teach behaviors/consequences
ODD -annoying kids -don't harm others but question everything
Tourettes- motor and vocal tics. motor is the movement with the vocal
Separation Anxiety Disorder- child can't separate from the parent.