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What is global developmental delay disorder in a child?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Overall delay
Standardized tests like the differential abilities scales-ii that yield a general cognitive ability score and a special non-verbal composite test all developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive and fine/ gross motor, plus how a child processes information presented verbally or visually.
Gdd refers to significant overall delays in a child <6 years old.

In brief: Overall delay
Standardized tests like the differential abilities scales-ii that yield a general cognitive ability score and a special non-verbal composite test all developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive and fine/ gross motor, plus how a child processes information presented verbally or visually.
Gdd refers to significant overall delays in a child <6 years old.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Delays in all aspect
Global developmental delay is lagging in fine and gross motor skills, speech and language, problem solving and self help skills.
Your pediatrician will screen for this at every well visit, and refer a child with any concerns for further evaluation and therapies.

In brief: Delays in all aspect
Global developmental delay is lagging in fine and gross motor skills, speech and language, problem solving and self help skills.
Your pediatrician will screen for this at every well visit, and refer a child with any concerns for further evaluation and therapies.
Dr. Teresa Carson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Descriptive term
Defined 2 ways, not a diagnosis.
1) 25% or > delays in 2 or > of these domains: gross/fine motor, speech/language, cognition, social/personal & activities of daily living (self-help/adaptive). 2) 25% or > delays in language & cognition (problem solving) with deficits in adaptive skills. Gdd only used till a child is old enough to obtain a valid iq, when intellectual disability can be diagnosed.

In brief: Descriptive term
Defined 2 ways, not a diagnosis.
1) 25% or > delays in 2 or > of these domains: gross/fine motor, speech/language, cognition, social/personal & activities of daily living (self-help/adaptive). 2) 25% or > delays in language & cognition (problem solving) with deficits in adaptive skills. Gdd only used till a child is old enough to obtain a valid iq, when intellectual disability can be diagnosed.
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