developmental disability

noun
plural developmental disabilities

Definition of developmental disability

: any of various conditions (such as autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, blindness, or fragile X syndrome) that usually become apparent during infancy or childhood and are marked by delayed development or functional limitations especially in learning, language, communication, cognition, behavior, socialization, or mobility Two to three babies in 1,000 have cerebral palsy (CP), making it one of the most common developmental disabilities.— Melanie Howard Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects how a person communicates and relates to other people.— Braema Mathi

Other Words from developmental disability

developmentally disabled adjective
developmentally disabled students

First Known Use of developmental disability

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Developmental disability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/developmental%20disability. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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developmental disability

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Medical Definition of developmental disability

: any of various conditions (as autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, blindness, or fragile X syndrome) that usually become apparent during infancy or childhood and are marked by delayed development or functional limitations especially in learning, language, communication, cognition, behavior, socialization, or mobility Two to three babies in 1,000 have cerebral palsy (CP), making it one of the most common developmental disabilities.— Melanie Howard Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects how a person communicates and relates to other people.— Braema Mathi

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developmentally disabled adjective
developmentally disabled children

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