Criteria ANS
A. The client develops normally for the first 2 years after birth, just like other children his age.
B. Before age 10, the client loses much of his previously acquired skills in at least two of the following areas:

1 Expressing and understanding speech

Social skills & flexibility in handling unexpected social situations


Control over passing urine or stools

4 The ability to play with other children
5 The ability to control and coordinate his body

C. The client behaves very strangely in at least 2 of these areas:

1 Poor social interaction (e.g. does not use body language, does not make friends with others of the same age, prefers to be alone)
2 Poor communications skills (e.g. delay in speaking or no speech, cannot start or continue a conversation, keeps repeating the same words or phrases, lack of make-believe play)
3 Has very narrow interests and insists on repeating certain behavior for no reason

D. The client does not suffer from another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Schizophrenia
probably NOT CDD