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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Stubblefield also reminds us that people with severe athetoid cerebral palsy were mistakenly labeled as having profound intellectual impairment.
The brain disorder causes intellectual impairment, disorientation and eventually death, and there is no cure.
Researchers used the Shipley Institute of Living Scale (SILS) to measure intellectual impairment in individuals who have used fry (experimental group) in comparison to a control group.
Rhona Campbell, defending, said Al-Shamiri, who came to this country from the Yemen when he was seven, has an IQ just above the level of intellectual impairment and suffered domestic violence as a child.
In general, greater intellectual impairment is associated with more behavioral disturbances and so with pharmacotherapy, Dr.
Coffee is particularly effective in reducing sleep inertia, the feeling of grogginess and intellectual impairment that many individuals experience immediately after awakening.
Consultant radiologist Paul Dubbins, from the Royal College of Radiologists, added: "There is some evidence to suggest that high-dose radiation to the brain in infancy - consistent with the dose of a CT - may have an increased risk of intellectual impairment.
For crimes of supreme stupidity we need Clockwork Orange justice--strapping the hate criminal into a chair for an interminable period, and keeping his eyes wide-open with metal clamps so he cannot escape from an onslaught of cinematic imagery carefully designed to break his neurotic attachment to self-induced intellectual impairment.
Lead poisoning leads to intellectual impairment in children including decreased intelligence and increased behavior disorders.
Other disabilities include those that relate to orthopedics and intellectual impairment as well as autism.
From Table 5 it is clear that intellectual impairment and little or no functional speech (LNFS), which implies a severe communication disorder, proved to be statistically significant, and therefore further testing was done.
Individuals who meet the above criteria and have reported intellectual impairment for at least six months are eligible.

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