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Developmental Disabilities | Discapacidades del Desarrollo

Developmental Disabilities | Discapacidades del Desarrollo

When a baby or preschooler lags far behind, doesn’t reach key developmental milestones, or loses a previously acquired skill, it’s reasonable to suspect a mental or physical problem serious enough to be considered a developmental disability. These pages in English and Spanish appearing on the website provide authoritative guidance on developmental disabilities, developmental milestones at various ages, and what parents and professionals need to know or do.

While the overarching theme of these pages is “Developmental Disabilities” (or “Discapacidades del Desarrollo,” in Spanish), what you’ll find when you visit is a suite of articles in both languages about specific disabilities that are considered as developmental disabilities. We’ve listed the individual articles below, under Additional Information. Any of them interest you? Would any be helpful to the families you serve? See what’s available for yourself by visiting:

Developmental Disabilities | The suite of articles in English

Discapacidades del Desarrollo | The suite of articles in Spanish

Additional Information

This wealth of information on developmental disabilities comes courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics, through its website. Here’s a listing of the articles in the suite, with their English and Spanish titles. Some articles may not be available in Spanish.

  • Atlantoaxial Instability in Children with Down Syndrome | La inestabilidad atlantoaxoidea en niños con el síndrome de Down
  • Cerebral Palsy | Parálisis cerebral
  • Children with Down Syndrome: Health Care Information for Families | Información sobre la salud para las familias con niños con el síndrome de Down
  • Children with Intellectual Disabilities | Niños con discapacidad intelectual
  • Congenital Abnormalities | Malformaciones congénitas
  • Healthy Children Radio: Cerebral Palsy AUDIO
  • Healthy Children Radio: Down Syndrome AUDIO
  • Healthy Children Radio: Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs AUDIO
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Involving Your Child in the Decision-Making Process: AAP Report Explained | La importancia de incluir a los niños en las decisiones sobre su salud: Explicación del informe de la AAP
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Outlook for Children with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Social & Economic Factors Associated with Developmental Disabilities | Factores sociales y económicos asociados con discapacidades del desarrollo
  • Speech-Language Therapy | Terapia del habla y lenguaje
  • Spina Bifida | Espina bífida
  • What is Asperger Syndrome?
  • What is Early Intervention? | El Programa de Intervención Temprana
  • What is Fragile X Syndrome: A Guide for Parents | Qué es el síndrome del cromosoma X frágil: Información para los padres

Articles in Spanish only

  • Autismo: Preocupaciones médicas en la adolescencia (Autism: Medical Concerns in Adolescence)
  • Pérdida de la audición (Hearing loss)
  • Trastorno generalizado del desarrollo, no especificado de otra manera (PDD-NOS)


SOURCE ARTICLE: by the American Academy of Pediatrics