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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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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"We have an opportunity to address almost 3,000 Arkansas citizens that are developmentally disabled that have been on a waiting list, some of them close to 10 years,'' Hutchinson told reporters after talking to his advisory council on Medicaid reform.
Literature written on the field of teaching reading and writing suggests that Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) is recommended to avoid Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DIP) employed by teachers, to continue children's reading and writing growth, and to help children achieve a high standard literacy matching their abilities.
“The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled is committed to ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be full members of the community,” Goldman says.
Hence, the aim of this investigation was deliberated to explore the perceptions of practitioners related to developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) in early year's educational settings.
ERIC Descriptors: Preschool Education; Program Descriptions; Access to Education; Low Income Groups; Developmentally Appropriate Practices; Educational Quality; Preschool Children; Randomized Controlled Trials; Regression (Statistics); Rating Scales
BEIRUT: Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour demanded Friday the most severe punishment for a man who allegedly tried to sexually abuse two developmentally disabled girls in southern Lebanon.
This column contains a review of eight refereed publications that addressed the topic of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), as that is a topic presently being discussed widely both nationally and internationally.
However, Megan Pacey, chief executive of Early Education, said that while the study raises valuable points, she said providing pre-school education that is "developmentally appropriate" is extremely important.
Her parents say they warned agents that Dina is also developmentally disabled and frightened by the procedure, but the agents still handled her aggressively.
DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice), developed by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), has defined performance indicators to evaluate teachers' teaching beliefs and practices and provided a useful platform to Hong Kong early childhood sectors to evaluate their programs.
Mack and Anne have two sons that are developmentally disabled and they were able to recognize firsthand that after public education, there were few opportunities for them.

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