Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Resources


Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), also known as Heller’s Syndrome¬†is a developmental disorder that is characterized by aggression of previously acquired skills such as language and social abilities. Symptoms include:

  • Lack of play
  • Loss of motor skills
  • Loss of social skills
  • Delay in language

The following resources provide an overview of Childhood disintegrative disorder including prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus


The Blessing of Autism: one family’s journey through childhood disintegrative disorder

When Autism Strikes: Families Cope with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder


Echolalia Resources

You many have heard the term “echolalia.” it is often associated with people diagnosed with autism and is characterized as the repetition of words that may be immediate or delayed after the original words are spoken. For additional information, please click on the links below:

About Health
Medicine Net
Musing of an Aspie
Special Education Services
Teach Me To Talk