Definition of developmental delay in English:

developmental delay

Line breaks: de¦vel¦op|men¦tal delay

noun

[mass noun]
  • The condition of a child being less developed mentally or physically than is normal for its age.
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    • 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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