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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.


pertaining to development.

developmental anomaly
absence, deformity or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo. Called also developmental defect.
developmental defect
see developmental anomaly (above).

Patient discussion about developmental

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 two associations believed that teaching reading and writing should be developmentally appropriate with adequate adult support, such as teachers, parents and caregivers (IRA and NAEYC, 1998).
Pawlina and Stanford move practitioners and educators into an inclusive, developmentally appropriate preschool mindset.
Major Finding: When viewing split-screen representations of dynamic geometric images and dynamic social images, 40% of toddlers with autism spectrum disorders spent more than half of their viewing time fixated on the geometric images, compared with 2% of the developmentally typical toddlers and 9% of the developmentally delayed toddlers.
Jesus Morales, who is legally blind and developmentally disabled, is studying art at Valley College, which in concert with the Tierra del Sol Foundation runs a program that now helps 30 students with developmental disabilities.
Developmentally appropriate practices, as defined by NAEYC, emphasize the developmental level and learning style of the whole child in terms of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs (Charlesworth, 1998b).
Furthermore, including preservice teachers in the collaborative creation and revision of a key assessment instrument provides an important perspective further ensuring that the instrument was developmentally appropriate.
One goal of this special issue was to present relevant articles that will facilitate the understanding and implementation of developmentally responsive middle school counseling programs.
These feelings are compounded for the very young because developmentally they lack the cognitive ability, physical coordination, and social experience that older information seekers have.
The most dramatic effects were again seen in groups treated developmentally and then rechallenged as adults.
At younger ages, even requiring such children to sit at all can be developmentally inappropriate.
Kitzhaber, a lawsuit brought on behalf of developmentally disabled Oregon adults and their families.
One was a report I had done on a conference run by an organization called The Committee on Sexuality, an excellent group that has been trying to bring attention to the issue of the sexual rights of developmentally disabled people for over 25 years.

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