Developmental Disabilities OR What is Developmental Disabilities:

Introduction to Developmental Disabilities:

A developmental disability is defined as a severe, chronic disability that is:
Mental or physical injury or a combination and arrangement of both.
Physical impairment before reaches the age of 22.
Possibilities to continue for a long period of time.

Developmental Disabilities

These disabilities are classified in significant functional limitations in major life activities such as:

  • Self care.
  • Receptive.
  • Expressive language.
  • Learning.
  • Mobility.
  • Self-direction.
  • Independent living.
  • Self sufficiency by economically.

Definition about Developmental Disabilities:

Developmental disabilities are birth deficiency related to a problem with how body system works.  They may also be called as functional birth defects.  Many of these conditions affect several body parts or systems.

  • Disabilities such as brain injury, autism, cerebral palsy and other neurological impairments may be considered developmental disabilities as well. For example, autism is a difficult developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to take place in as many as 1 in 500 individuals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and spare time or play activities. Persons with autism may reveal repeated body movements (hand flapping, rocking), remarkable reactions to people or attachments to objects, and resistance to changes in habitual.

Developmental Disabilities 1

  • Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by damage to the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly after birth. Cerebral palsy is illustrated by a lack of ability to fully control motor functions. This may include stiffness and difficult movements, involuntary and uncontrolled movements, or a disturbed sense of balance and depth observation. People with cerebral palsy may show signs of spasms, mobility impairments, impairments in sight, hearing or speech, or mental retardation.
    Down syndrome, the most common cause of mental retardation, is a condition caused by a
    chromosomal deformity in which cell development mysteriously results in 47 instead of 46 chromosomes. This extra chromosome affects the orderly development of the brain and body. The level of mental retardation for persons with Down syndrome may range from mild to severe, with the mass functioning in the mild to moderate range.

Suggestions to Improve Access and Positive Interactions:

  • Interrelate with the person with a developmental disability as a person first.
  • Avoid talking about a person with a developmental disability when that person is nearby.
  • Concept should be into small, easy to understand mechanism.
  • If necessary, involve an advocate when communicating with a person with a developmental disability.



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2 Responses to Developmental Disabilities OR What is Developmental Disabilities:

  1. Saad Riaz says:

    The video shows that all we do is sit down so it will lead us to disabillity so we should car more about ourselves. This website is full of information


  2. Saad Riaz says:

    autism is a difficult developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. This sentence that we got lucky so we should keep it up. Very good article


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