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Are parents to blame for global developmental delay?

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD & Autism
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In brief: very unlikely

In most cases of developmental delay parents are not directly or indirectly responsible.
Exceptions might include substance abuse during pregnancy, head trauma from abuse or severe neglect leading to failure to thrive but these will have other associated findings not just developmental delay. It is best to speak with the provider to make sure a thorough evaluation is done.

In brief: very unlikely

In most cases of developmental delay parents are not directly or indirectly responsible.
Exceptions might include substance abuse during pregnancy, head trauma from abuse or severe neglect leading to failure to thrive but these will have other associated findings not just developmental delay. It is best to speak with the provider to make sure a thorough evaluation is done.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dr. Lisa Rankin
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