A 39-year-old member asked:
does a "cognitive delay" mean minimal mentally retarded?
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: It's a bit semantic-- mental (brain smarts/cognition) retarded (delayed). Really the same term, though often mr refers to a permanent state, cognitive delay may refer more to a temporary state than can be improved via therapy, health, and time.
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