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What can cause cognitive developmental delays in children?

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Problems with thinking, or cognitive delays, may be due to one or more of these reasons:

�Genetic defects

�Significant medical problems before birth

�Exposure to something harmful in the environment, such as a toxin

SOURCES:

CDC: "Developmental Screening" and "Important Milestones."

Shevell, M. et al. , March 16, 2007; vol 60: pp 367–380. Neurology

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare: "Identifying Patterns of Developmental Delays Can Help Diagnose Neurodevelopmental Disorders."

WebMD Feature: "Is Your Baby on Track?"

Nemours Foundation: "Delayed Speech or Language Development" and "Your Child’s Vision."

First Signs: "Red Flags."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): "NINDS Pervasive Developmental Disorders Information Page."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Sensory Integration Therapies for Children With Developmental and Behavioral Disorders."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Developmental Screening" and "Important Milestones."

Shevell, M. et al. , March 16, 2007; vol 60: pp 367–380. Neurology

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare: "Identifying Patterns of Developmental Delays Can Help Diagnose Neurodevelopmental Disorders."

WebMD Feature: "Is Your Baby on Track?"

Nemours Foundation: "Delayed Speech or Language Development" and "Your Child’s Vision."

First Signs: "Red Flags."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): "NINDS Pervasive Developmental Disorders Information Page."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Sensory Integration Therapies for Children With Developmental and Behavioral Disorders."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

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