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Developmental Disorders

Developmental disorders are one category of mental health problems. The category identifies children who have difficulty accomplishing early developmental tasks such as language, communication, socialization, and motor skills. Treatment of developmental disorders usually includes medication and specialized training to assist the child in developing needed skills.

Many different types of developmental disorders require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Autistic Disorder

Learning Disorders

Communication Disorders


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