A developmental disorder, so what is that?

A developmental disorder is a psychological problem in childhood or adolescence that prevents those children or adolescents from participating normally in everyday life.

Some disorders are congenital or develop during early childhood.  They have a hereditary cause or arise in response to a major event.  Some developmental disabilities last throughout life, while others are only temporary in nature.  Many developmental disabilities occur together or are accompanied by other problems.

A developmental disorder causes children to have more difficulty than their peers with certain activities.  The consequences are manifested in various areas: physical, emotional and social.  Negative reactions from the environment can add to the problems.

These developmental disabilities have a lasting impact on behaviour and social interactions and are not due to education, environment, background or trauma.


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