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Q: Terminology: Mental development delay
 
A: This diagnosis means cognitive and language functioning below age expectations. This condition is often found in children having a history of a neglectful family and/or life in orphanage. For an American ear "delays in mental development" usually sounds akin to "mental retardation". In fact, it means temporal delays in social and cognitive skills usually expected from children of this age. This delay is mostly environmentally induced and can be educationally remedied/compensated for. We cannot, however, rule out a possible neurological basis for these delays.
 

 

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