developmental delay


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developmental delay

n.
A delay in the appearance of normal developmental milestones achieved during infancy and early childhood, caused by organic, psychological, or environmental factors.

developmental delay

Developmental disability Neurology A disability that affects a person's development, such as, mental retardation, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy or similar disability Pediatrics A lag in reaching developmental milestones by the expected age Types Biological–eg, chromosomal defects or in utero infection, environmental–eg, maternal mental malady or marital malaise, or 'transactional'–ie an interplay between biological and environmental factors Diagnosis Developmental screening tests to identify developmental red flags. See Developmental milestone, Developmental red flag.

de·vel·op·men·tal de·lay

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl dĕ-lā')
Lack of normal intellectual growth and development.
See also: mental retardation

Developmental delay

The failure to meet certain developmental milestones, such as sitting, walking, and talking, at the average age. Developmental delay may indicate a problem in development of the central nervous system.
Mentioned in: Mental Retardation

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We know that families with children with developmental delay or disability are eager to know how the NDIS might work for their child, she said.
Of twenty-five babies who showed developmental delay, most of them fell in severe risk category.
Gross motor, Vision and fine motor, Hearing, speech and language, Social, emotional and behavioral, Developmental delay is a descriptive term used for children whose difficulties are apparent earlier in childhood, where a cause is not yet established4.
The Dubai Health Authority held a #smart_clinic via its Twitter page (DHA_Dubai) to raise awareness about early detection of developmental delays in children.
Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is using Twitter to raise awareness about early detection of developmental delays in children through its #smart_clinic initiative.
Pyrethroids were moderately associated with autism, and carbamates were associated with developmental delay.
For EIS, eligibility varies from state to state due to differences in both definitions of developmental delay and the list of conditions that are likely to result in developmental delay.
The researchers divided the data up into three groups - children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), those with developmental delays and those with normal development.
The study included nearly 600 diverse children between 2 and 5 years with autism and developmental delay who were enrolled in the Childhood Autism Risk from Genetics and the Environment (CHARGE) study.
Delay was taken as developmental quotient below 70 and it was calculated using developmental delay scale for Indian infants(DASII).
Early identification of children with developmental delay or developmental disabilities may lead to intervention at a young age when chances for improvement may be best.
This keeps kids' blood-sugar levels stable, essential for children with a developmental delay.

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