Developmental delays are defined as failure to meet expected developmental milestones in one or more of the following areas:
Developmental delay is diagnosed when a child performs approximately 25 to 30 percent below age norms in one or more of these areas (with adjustment for prematurity in affected children). Progress occurs at a slower than expected rate following the anticipated sequence. Various medical and environmental causes exist.
Some examples of physical or mental disorders likely to result in delayed developmental are:
The verification of delay is obtained through an evaluation process, which includes at least three of the following:
Developmental delay can occur temporarily or it can be long-term and never fully resolve.
Pediatric Feeding Disorders program
Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Center
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
International Dyslexia Society
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Learning Disabilities--LD online
Integration of resources for families with disabilities
Children with Special Health Care Needs Knowledge Path
National Brain Injury Association
National Association of School Psychologists
The Association for Behavior Analysis
The American Psychological Association
The Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Interactive Autism Network
Max Brewer was diagnosed with a mild form of autism when he was 3. His older brother, Arthur, also has autism and completed the Marcus Autism Center Early Intervention Program. “We had seen such great progress with Arthur, so we knew that we needed to start Max in the program, too,” Max’s mother, Therese, said.
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