Developmental Delay vs Developmental Disability

Many do not know that a developmental delay and a developmental disability are two completely different developmental conditions that people, more likely children, can develop.

A developmental delay is a condition in which a child is unable to reach a milestone at certain points in their life. Developmental delay are more likely to be treatable. For example, by age 1, a child should be able to stand on his/her own. If the child is unable to stand, it is a delay in his/her development

A developmental disability is an impairment that can affect a child physically and mentally. Developmental disability can be start from an early age and can continue throughout one’s entire life. Some examples of developmental disabilities are cerebral palsy, autism, and down syndrome.

Hope you like reading more about this topic!

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts.html

http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/devdel.htm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s