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Developmental Disabilities among Children

Developmental disabilities in children usually includes a group of complex disorders that lead to speech disorders, intellectual underdevelopment, physical impairments, and various medical conditions. Developmental disabilities, in most cases, are present at the time of birth. Some disorders, however, are usually not apparent before the child turn 3-6 years of age.

Developmental disabilities usually range from the mild to severe. Such common disabilities include Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, Tourette syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and others.

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Parents often ask whether a child will “grow out of” a developmental disability.

Doctors, in most cases, refer to a child’s developmental disability as “developmental delay.” This is a very euphemistic term and could be extremely misleading. Doctors often fail to recognize the early symptoms of developmental disability. They reassure parents that everything will be fine in due time. This leads to a delay in proper diagnosis of the child.

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An overwhelming majority of developmental disabilities among children have genetic origins. It is not entirely possible for a child to “grow out of” the genetics. So a child having a developmental disability can’t “grow out of” the condition. Parents and families are advised to be very careful if they hear someone being suddenly “cured” of the disorder. Chances are that the child had mild disability and underwent extensive therapy.

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