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developmental

 [de-vel″up-men´t'l]
pertaining to development.
developmental disorder
2. a former classification of chronic disorders of mental development with onset in childhood. Such disorders are now classifed as mental retardation, learning disorders, motor skills disorder, communication disorders, or pervasive developmental disorders.
developmental tasks fundamental achievements that must be accomplished at each stage of life, arising at or near critical stages in the maturation of an individual; successful attainment leads to a healthy self-image and success with later tasks. Failure to achieve developmental tasks at one stage leads to unhappiness in the individual, disapproval of society, and difficulty in accomplishing later developmental tasks.

Two major primary origins of developmental tasks are physical maturation and cultural pressures and privileges. Secondary origins are derived from the first two and are found in the aspirations and values of the individual.

Family developmental tasks are those that must be attained to assure survival of the family and its continuance as a unit. Examples include (1) providing shelter, food, clothing, health care, and other essentials needed by its members, (2) establishing ways of interacting, communicating, and expressing affection, (3) maintaining morale and motivation, (4) rewarding achievement, (5) meeting personal and family crises, (6) setting attainable goals for family members, and (7) developing family loyalties and values.

developmental disorder

a form of mental retardation that develops in some children after they have progressed normally for the first 3 or 4 years of life. Onset of the mental deterioration usually begins with a vague viral infection or other similar disease symptoms.

developmental disorder

Psychiatry An impairment in normal development of language, motor, cognitive and/or motor skills, generally recognized before age 18 which is expected to continue indefinitely and constitutes a substantial impairment Etiology Mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, other neurologic conditions–eg, autism

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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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These developmental disorders can be identified and managed through continuous surveillance, appropriate screening, early evaluation, periodic re-evaluation, and continuous, comprehensive treatment coordinated by a child's medical home or a developmental-behavioral pediatrician.
The study, which was conducted by researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute and investigated the relationships between maternal metabolic conditions and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, found that mothers who were obese were 67 percent more likely to have a child with ASD than normal-weight mothers without diabetes or hypertension, and were more than twice as likely to have a child with another developmental disorder.
Approximately 29 percent of the children with autism had mothers with a metabolic condition, and nearly 35 percent of the children with another developmental disorder had mothers with metabolic conditions, compared with 19 percent of the normal children had mothers with a metabolic condition.
According to Drew Noden, PhD, Pro fessor of Embryology and Animal Development at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, it is estimated that developmental disorders (once commonly referred to as "birth defects") are present in two to three percent of newborn dogs.
Research suggests it is genuine developmental disorder that is largely genetic in origin, but often the problem is missed.
Although this book is titled Understanding Developmental Disorders, Morton vehemently reiterates throughout his work that it is not an all-encompassing review of research regarding developmental disorder etiology.
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It was difficult in the beginning," said Pilar's sister Gloria Martin, 45, of Santa Rosa, whose eldest son has autism and whose youngest son was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder, a variation of the disease.
This number does not include other autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), such as Asperger's syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS).
Addiction is a developmental disorder that begins in adolescence, and sometimes as early as childhood.

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