developmental disability


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disability

 [dis″ah-bil´ĭ-te]
1. impairment of function to below the maximal level, either physically or mentally.
2. anything that causes such impairment.
3. the United States Government defines a disability as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of an individual's major life activities:” this includes both those individuals with a record of an impairment and those regarded as having such an impairment.
4. the World Health Organization defines disability as loss of function at the level of the whole person, which may include inability to communicate or to perform mobility, activities of daily living, or necessary vocational or avocational activities; rehabilitation is aimed at teaching patients to remediate or compensate and thus maximize functional independence. See also handicap and impairment.
developmental disability a substantial handicap in mental or physical functioning, with onset before the age of 18 and of indefinite duration. Examples are autism, cerebral palsy, uncontrolled epilepsy, certain other neuropathies, and mental retardation.

de·vel·op·men·tal dis·a·bil·i·ty

loss of function brought on by prenatal and postnatal events in which the predominant disturbance is in the acquisition of cognitive, language, motor, or social skills; for example, mental retardation, autistic disorder, learning disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

developmental disability

n.
A physical, cognitive, or emotional impairment, often caused by a neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder, that appears early in life and limits a person's ability to learn, communicate, or perform one or more activities of daily life.

developmental disability (DD)

a pathological condition that starts developing before 18 years of age. Most developmental disabilities persist throughout the individual's life, although many can be effectively treated. See also congenital anomaly.

de·vel·op·men·tal dis·a·bil·ity

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl dis'ă-bil'i-tē)
Loss of function brought on by prenatal and postnatal events in which the predominant disturbance is in the acquisition of cognitive, language, motor, or social skills; e.g., mental retardation, autistic disorder, learning disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

de·vel·op·men·tal dis·a·bil·ity

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl dis'ă-bil'i-tē)
Loss of function brought on by prenatal and postnatal events in which the predominant disturbance is in the acquisition of cognitive, language, motor, or social skills.

Patient discussion about developmental disability

Q. Is pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or autism is fatal……what exactly it is……?

A. Autism is not fatal in its symptom and progression but it can become fatal as it does impair normal physiological function it CAN BE a fatal condition. It’s a group of illness which involves delays in the development of basic skills. It happens to children below age 3. It affects the child`s ability to communicate and interact. Autism affected children are also found to be mentally retarded.

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Defining developmental disability conceptually is challenging, and operationalizing developmental disability can create confusion in practice.
In Maryland, Title 7 of the Annotated Code, the Developmental Disabilities Law (1994), states that the policy of the state is to "encourage the full development of the ability and potential of each individual with developmental disability in the State, no matter how severe the individual's disability," and to "support and provide resources to operate community services to maintain individuals with developmental disability in the community rather than in institutions" (p.
Anecdotes are used to illustrate some possible effects of abuse on a person with a developmental disability.
In addition, the MADDSP data indicate that children with a postnatally acquired developmental disability were more likely to have multiple disabilities than other children identified with developmental disabilities, suggesting that postnatally acquired developmental disabilities have a greater impact on a child's health status--than other developmental disabilities.
Autism is a relatively low-incidence developmental disability that, according to Frith (1991), results in impairments of socialization, communication, and imagination.
The Arc is banding together with its 700+ network of chapters across the nation to mark Developmental Disability (DD) Awareness Month in March.
OAKVILLE, ON -- The troubled Oaklands Regional Centre will change from a residential treatment centre to an agency providing community-based care for people with a developmental disability and other complex medical, psychiatric or behavioural challenges, Minister of Community and Social Services Sandra Pupatello announced.
We learn about the history of the developmental disability movement,'' said Monroy, 20.
the PASS-ADD: Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for Adults with a Developmental Disability (a modification of the Present State Examination - Patel, Goldberg, & Moss, 1993).
Surrey Place Centre is a community-based organization, providing complex diagnostics, assessment, treatment and other interventions to people living with a developmental disability and their families.
This committee is currently composed of eight individuals who hold a doctorate from a graduate program specializing in the field of behavior analysis, are Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and have extensive experience in developmental disability services.

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