developmental disability

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developmental disability

[də¦vel·əp‚ment·əl ‚dis·ə‚bil·əd·ē]
(medicine)
A substantial handicap or impairment originating before the age of 18 that may be expected to continue indefinitely.
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6) The cognitive disabilities would prevent this child from being aware of any psychosocial benefits that cleft lip surgery may promise, and only the parents would stand to benefit.
I'm able to look back on how much I have learned about aviculture," Jane Harmon said, "and this is a tremendous encouragement to me when I get overwhelmed by my cognitive disabilities.
The My Parents Email Client application is geared for older individuals with aging or cognitive disabilities and little computer experience.
The work may someday lead to new methods of rehabilitation for people suffering from cognitive disabilities resulting from head injury, brain infection or stroke.
Using media with simple consistent interfaces that guide students in selecting the correct links, students with cognitive disabilities can access digital media that enhance their learning experiences.
How should the interests of people with cognitive disabilities be represented politically?
citizen with cognitive disabilities was arrested by immigration officials in New York on return from a trip to visit her family in Jamaica.
Mapes teaches riders with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as riders without disabilities.
In the 1970s, she was the first school principal in Egypt to integrate special classes for students with cognitive disabilities with other classes at Al Horreya Language Schools.
Students with cognitive disabilities often are stressed in new situations, says program manager Sharon Saunders.
Finally, care was taken to match the students on ability as closely as possible, but the heterogeneous nature of students with severe cognitive disabilities should still be noted.

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