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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).
How do developmentally appropriate practices can work in low economic setting of Pakistani schools
This study is an important step toward looking at "kindergarten teachers' beliefs towards developmentally appropriate practices and whether they differ according to their age, years of experience, level of education, and specialization" (p.
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.
After the conference, he asked if the Developmentally Disabled Offenders Program could adapt itself to provide services to juveniles on probation in Union County, New Jersey.
Didactic practices, which some teachers consider to be developmentally inappropriate, are directly tied to behaviorist theories of learning.
Within these INTASC principles selected for inclusion on the rubric, expectations were revised to be developmentally appropriate.
Developmentally responsive middle school counseling programs, activities, and interventions address the heterogeneity and academic, personal/social, and career development of students.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has articulated a position statement on principles of child development and learning that inform developmentally appropriate practice (NAEYC, 1997).
1) These include encouraging young people to postpone sexual initiation; offering confidential, developmentally appropriate services; and ensuring that teenagers know about contraception and know where to obtain birth control methods.
DA and DOPAC (3,4-dihydroxyphenylalacetic acid) levels are depicted in Figure 7 for groups that were exposed only during development or only as adults and those exposed developmentally and rechallenged as adults (developmental + adult).

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