What Are the Causes of Developmental Delay?

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Written by Aunice Yvonne Reed

​Developmental milestones are particular motor, cognitive, social, and emotional skills that young children should be performing at certain ages. For instance, most children are pulling themselves up to a standing position, trying to talk, and eating on their own by about one year of age. Sometimes babies and children are not able to meet these milestones, and some of the most common causes of developmental delay are birth defects, congenital illness, fetal alcohol syndrome, and neglect. While each child develops as an individual in his or her own time, there are approximate points along the developmental timeline when elemental tasks should be accomplished. Read More on WiseGEEK.com

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