SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

These are the disorders where a certain ability or function fails to develop at an early age. In DSM- IV-TR, such disorders are categorized as learning disorders or COMMUNICATION DISORDERS.

SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS: "Specific developmental disorders are not attributed to mental retardation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/specific-developmental-disorders/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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