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Developmental Delays

Scope Note: 
Gaps between developmental (mental or functional) age and chronological age -- serious delays may eventually be diagnosed as specific developmental disabilities, while less severe delays may catch up over time with normal development and disappear. Prior to June 1994, "Developmental Disabilities" was sometimes used to index this concept.
Category: Individual Development and Characteristics
Use this term instead of
Delayed Development (Individuals)
Developmentally Delayed
Related Terms
At Risk Persons
Behavior Development
Child Behavior
Child Development
Cognitive Development
Delayed Speech
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Stages
Early Intervention
Emotional Development
Individual Development
Individualized Family Service Plans
Motor Development
Personality Development
Physical Development
Social Development
Special Education
Special Needs Students
Students with Disabilities
Added to ERIC: 6/27/1994