developmental disorder

noun

Definition of developmental disorder

: a condition (such as autism or dyslexia) that is typically marked by delayed or impaired development in learning, language, communication, intellectual functioning, behavior, socialization, or motor skills
  • With developmental disorders, there is an added layer of confusion because people often appear neurotypical; they function well in some situations and not in others.
  • —Sallie Tisdale

First Known Use of developmental disorder

1834

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