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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However, the question was whether Mr Walker had a physical or mental impairment.
Long-term mental impairment is known to be a risk in high-contact sports such as boxing.
or mental impairment prevents the taxpayer from using a computer.
The numbers of children applying for and receiving SSI benefits due to a mental impairment has increased over the past decade and now comprise a growing majority of all child beneficiaries.
The trouble with mental impairment is that there is no obvious sign of it.
The league is for players aged between eight and 16 with a physical, sensory or mental impairment but is unable to cater for blind people and wheelchair users.
While the Act does not seek to change all of the anti-discrimination law, and the definition of a disability remains the same: physical or mental impairment with a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, its main changes centre around discrimination.
The judge said a psychiatric report on the teenager had established he was not suffering from any mental impairment but had planned the attack out of malice or revenge.
BARKA: When parents are faced with the hard reality that their child is born with a physical or mental impairment, their whole world comes crashing down.
But it also produced positive readings in 72 per cent of people with mild mental impairment, and 36 per cent of apparently normal individuals showing no signs of dementia.
But it also produced positive readings in 72% of people with mild mental impairment, and 36% of apparently normal individuals showing no signs of dementia.
But autopsies of people with no signs of mental impairment have also revealed brain plaques, challenging this theory.