Definition of developmental delay in English:

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developmental delay


[mass noun]
The condition of a child being less developed mentally or physically than is normal for its age.
Example sentences
  • Seizure disorders, developmental delay, and neurological deficits may also be seen.
  • A quarter of surviving children, assessed at 18-22 months post term, had an abnormal neurological examination, and about a third had evidence of significant neurological developmental delay.
  • This child is clearly at risk, and the physician should not wait for firm evidence of developmental delay before making a referral for early intervention.

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