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developmental disorder

Any one of a group of conditions in infancy or childhood, that are characterized by delays in biologically determined psychological functions, such as language. They are more common in ...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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Medicine and health
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...developmental disorder n. any one of a group of conditions that arise in infancy or childhood and are characterized by delays in biologically determined psychological functions, such as language. In pervasive conditions (e.g. autism) many types of development are involved; in specific disorders, (such as dyslexia) the handicap is an isolated...

developmental disorder

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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2020
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... disorder any one of a group of conditions in infancy or childhood, that are characterized by delays in biologically determined psychological functions, such as language. They are more common in males than females and tend to follow a course of disability with gradual improvement. They are classified into pervasive conditions, in which many types of development are involved (e.g. autism ), and specific disorders, in which the disability is an isolated problem (such as dyslexia...

intellectual developmental disorder

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...developmental disorder n . Another term for intellectual disability . IDD abbrev...

pervasive developmental disorder

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...developmental disorder n . In the classification of DSM-IV , mental disorders characterized by severe and extensive impairment in the development of social interaction and communication skills or by the presence of stereotyped behaviour, interests, and activities. See autism spectrum disorder , developmental disorder . Compare specific developmental disorder...

specific developmental disorder

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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...developmental disorder n . Any disorder in which some distinctive and circumscribed ability or function fails to develop properly from an early age, the deficit not being attributable to any other disorder...

Developmental Language Disorder

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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2003
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... Language Disorder . Delayed and difficult acquisition of language that is not caused by brain injury, mental retardation, hearing loss, or any other clear cause has been known variously as developmental language disorder, developmental aphasia, and congenital aphasia; it is discussed in the entry Specific Language Impairment, the current term for the disorder. Other disorders of language associated with two well-studied genetic syndromes are discussed in the entry Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome: Cognitive Constraints on...

developmental coordination disorder

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... coordination disorder n. A neurodevelopmental disorder in DSM-5 , formerly classified as a motor skills disorder , characterized by substantially below-average motor coordination (in activities such as crawling, sitting, walking, catching a ball, using scissors or cutlery, writing, or riding a bicycle) for the given age, intelligence, and education of the child, and clumsiness manifested by dropping or bumping into objects, the deficit interfering significantly with scholastic or academic achievement or everyday life and not being due to a...

Developmental Coordination Disorder

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Trisha Bowen and Liz Ellis

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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... Coordination Disorder ( DCD ) A disorder in which a child has poor motor control and core stability. The ability to carry out fine and gross motor skills with fluency and accuracy is lacking and the child appears clumsy. The condition can be greatly ameliorated by practising a skill repeatedly (skill practice). The term DCD is often closely linked and incorrectly used interchangeably with dyspraxia , causing confusion. Trisha Bowen , Liz Ellis...

specific developmental disorder of language

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...developmental disorder of language n . A term sometimes used (in ICD-10 and elsewhere) to refer to a specific learning disorder , the deficit not being attributable to neurological or sensory impairment, intellectual disability , or environmental deprivation. See language disorder , reading disorder , specific disorder of arithmetic skills , specific spelling disorder...

developmental disorder

developmental disorder  

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Any one of a group of conditions in infancy or childhood, that are characterized by delays in biologically determined psychological functions, such as language. They are more common in males than ...
developmental disorders

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

...growth abnormalities, e.g. achondroplasia , Apert’s syndrome , ( see activin ; bone morphogenetic proteins ). Faulty genomic imprinting is associated with the developmental defects in Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome . Many developmental disorders are referred to as dysplasias ( see chondrodysplasia ) and many of the bone disorders have a developmental basis. Other developmental disorders include Aarskog–Scott syndrome , atelosteogenesis , branchiooculofacial syndrome , Char’s syndrome , CHARGE syndrome , choanal atresia , cleft palate , ...

specific developmental disorder

specific developmental disorder  

Any disorder in which some distinctive and circumscribed ability or function fails to develop properly from an early age, the deficit not being attributable to any other disorder. Compare pervasive ...
Developmental Language Disorder

Developmental Language Disorder  

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Linguistics
Delayed and difficult acquisition of language that is not caused by brain injury, mental retardation, hearing loss, or any other clear cause has been known variously as developmental language ...
developmental coordination disorder

developmental coordination disorder  

A motor skills disorder characterized by substantially below-average motor coordination (crawling, sitting, walking, playing games, and the like) for the given age, intelligence, and education; the ...
specific developmental disorder of language

specific developmental disorder of language  

A term sometimes used (in ICD-10 and elsewhere) to refer to disorders in which language acquisition is disturbed from the early stages of development, the deficit not being attributable to ...
pervasive developmental disorders

pervasive developmental disorders  

In the classification of DSM-IV, mental disorders characterized by severe and extensive impairment in the development of social interaction and communication skills or by the presence of stereotyped ...
motor skills disorder

motor skills disorder  

A group of mental disorders associated with motor skills, by far the most prominent being developmental coordination disorder, characterized by deficits in activities involving motor coordination.
developmental dyslexia

developmental dyslexia  

One of the two major categories of dyslexia, forms of the disorder that develop during childhood from unknown causes, also called reading disorder. Compare acquired dyslexia.
receptive language disorder

receptive language disorder  

A specific developmental disorder characterized by language comprehension substantially below that of expressive language ability and non-verbal intelligence, the deficit not being due solely to a ...
reactive attachment disorder

reactive attachment disorder  

A mental disorder of infancy or early childhood (beginning before age 5 years) characterized by disturbed and developmentally inappropriate patterns of social relating, not resulting from mental ...

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