- (psychiatry) any condition, such as autism or dyslexia, that appears in childhood and is characterized
by delay in the development of one or more psychological functions, such as language
Example Sentences Including 'developmental disorder'
"Autism is a complex developmental disorder best known for impairing a child's ability to communicate and interact with others.
Dyspraxia is a developmental disorder in which the organisation and sequencing of movement is impaired.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
The developmental disorder autism is usually diagnosed about the time children receive their immunizations at age two or three.
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