developmental delay

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developmental delay

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.
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The Dubai Health Authority, on Thursday, held a #smart_clinic via its Twitter page (DHA_Dubai) to raise awareness about early detection of developmental delays in children.
Suji John, senior occupational therapist at Latifa Hospital, said the intervention programme is for children up to to three years of age to identify developmental delays early.
12 provides specific guidance on the standard definition for developmental delay and uniform criteria for conditions likely to result in eligibility under a developmental delay for DoD.
The current study included 538 children with autism, 163 children with developmental delay but not autism, and 421 typically developing children whose mothers answered standardized questionnaires about whether they had the flu and/or fever during pregnancy and if they took medications to treat their illnesses.
But time is of the essence when it comes to heading off permanent developmental delays, the women emphasize.
The numbers of children in each category follow: (a) children who received Part C services (n = 129), (b) children identified as having a suspected developmental delay only (n = 287), (c) children identified as having a biological risk only (n = 741), (d) children identified as having both a suspected developmental delay and a biological risk (n = 395), and (e) children who did not have any identified disability indicator by age 3 (n = 631).
METHODS AND RESULTS: The Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) has reported adverse effects of prenatal ETS exposure on child development in a cohort of minority women and children in New York City (odds ratio of developmental delay = 2.
In addition, yoga is an excellent practice for any child with autism, sensory processing disorder, or other developmental delays.
We encourage concerned parents to schedule an assessment with a behavior analyst as soon as they suspect anything amiss, to determine whether there is indeed a possible developmental delay.
The infographic's visual data tells the story of babies who are born with a developmental delay or disability, but do not receive the help they need early, when they can benefit the most.
S] I have a 10-year-old son who has a developmental delay of undetermined origin.
The most important thing is that early intervention helps prevent developmental delay and cognitive deficits in children if diagnosis is made in three months and intervention in six months,'' he said.

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