n. condition in which there is impairment in physical and mental functioning such that age-specific aspects of behavior are lacking in an individual. Since growth and development are not on target, there could be developmental delays in behavior as well. Also called behavior deficit.

BEHAVIORAL DEFICIT: "Behavioral deficit is observed in children with autism."
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