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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3 for those with mild or moderate disability as compared with those with profound cognitive disability.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to characterize temporal patterns of functional and cognitive disability changes during the acute period in hemorrhagic stroke patients.
Contemporary moral philosophers, clinicians, and medical historians discuss ethical questions related to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and Alzheimer's disease, and look at how cognitive disability forces us to reexamine the concept of personhood.
Should cosmetic surgery in children with severe cognitive disability even be allowed?
Victoria is a student with a significant cognitive disability who has emerging skills in communication and uses assistive technology to demonstrate learning.
We developed four inclusion criteria for selecting articles within the review: (a) The article had to be published in a peer-reviewed journal in English between the years of 1975 and 2005 or be a dissertation; (b) subjects within each article had to include at least one participant diagnosed as having a significant cognitive disability (i.
In Pennsylvania, for example, candidates for housing must prove they have a cognitive disability before the age of 21.
As a result, a career trajectory for an employee with a severe cognitive disability may include a succession of short-term employment situations that positively contribute to the employee's existing job skills and professional portfolio (Pierce et al.
In my role as a social worker on the Neurosurgery Service of a major trauma center and as a parent of a severely disabled 12-year-old daughter with severe cognitive disability, I have had to confront ethical conflicts regarding cognitive disability almost daily.
To the parents of a child with a cognitive disability, it may mean learning to say "hello" or "Can I play with you?
Children in Stage 2 of recovery process often show intolerance for stimulation, with a denial of cognitive disability and with increasing behavioral demands placed upon the teachers and caregivers.
A student with a cognitive disability may be especially challenged due to the abstract and theoretical subjects inherent to higher education.

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