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.
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