Developmental Delay

Developmental disabilities are severe, long-term problems. They may be physical, such as blindness. They may affect mental ability, such as learning disorders. Or the problem can be both physical and mental, such as Down syndrome. The problems are usually ...1

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Specific Causes of Developmental Delay

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: FASD is considered internationally to be the leading preventable cause of intellectual and developmental problems ...Source: New Zealand Health2 ...

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Causes List for Developmental Delay

Some possible causes of Developmental Delay or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Developmental Delay

Some types of this condition may include:4 Types of Developmental Delay:

  • Motor Developmental Delay
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Diagnosis of Developmental Delay

What should I do if my child’s speech or language appears to be delayed? Talk to your child’s doctor if you have any concerns. Your doctor may refer you to a speech-language pathologist, who is a health ...5

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Research for Developmental Delay

What research is being conducted on developmental speech and language problems? The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) sponsors a broad range of research to better understand the development of speech and language disorders, improve diagnostic capabilities ...6

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): developmentaldisabilities.html
  2. Source: New Zealand Health: your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ disabilities/ fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-fasd
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  5. Source: NIDCD (NIH): health/ speech-and-language
  6. ibid.

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