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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The Dubai Health Authority held a #smart_clinic via its Twitter page (DHA_Dubai) to raise awareness about early detection of developmental delays in children.
Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is using Twitter to raise awareness about early detection of developmental delays in children through its #smart_clinic initiative.
For EIS, eligibility varies from state to state due to differences in both definitions of developmental delay and the list of conditions that are likely to result in developmental delay.
The researchers divided the data up into three groups - children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), those with developmental delays and those with normal development.
Published online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the study is believed to be the first to consider how fever from any cause, including the flu, and its treatment during pregnancy could affect the likelihood of having a child with autism or developmental delay.
The researchers compared the pregnancy histories of mothers of 315 children who were developing normally, 172 children with developmental delays and 517 kids with an autism spectrum disorder--autism, Asperger's syndrome or other social interaction problems.
The study compared the pregnancy history of 315 mothers who developed normally, 172 children with developmental delays, and 517 children with an autism spectrum disorder.
Children up to age 5 who are identified by parents, childcare providers, preschool teachers, physicians, friends or relatives as possibly experiencing developmental delays may be screened by a specialist and offered services.
The study examined school readiness outcomes for five groups of children based on their disability indicators identified before age 3: children who received Part C, children with a suspected developmental delay, children with a biological risk, children with a suspected developmental delay and a biological risk, and children with no identified disability indicator.
The book provides a useful balance of theory and practical guidance to understand and help children with developmental delay.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Early-life exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) can result in developmental delay as well as childhood asthma and increased risk of cancer.
C5: A percentage of the proceeds is donated to a local nonprofit in my area, Developmental Delay Resources, to aid in part of their mission of preventing developmental delays through education.

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