Developmental disabilities are a group of problems that often
include difficulty with physical, thinking and reasoning (intellectual),
social, or psychological growth and development.
Some early signs of developmental disabilities in children
Crawling, sitting up, walking, and talking more
slowly (or later) than other children of the same age. A variety of therapies
are available to assist children in learning these skills.
functioning at the same level as other children of the same age in social
behavior or thinking processes. It is important that a child's thinking ability
and social behavior be closely watched. Appropriate measures should be taken at
school, at home, or in other situations to help a child reach his or her
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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