In the new study, Amy Newmeyer, MD, a developmental pediatrician at Cincinnati Children's, did a retrospective review of the medical records of 14 male children or adolescents who had met criteria for global developmental delay. This is a delay in at least two developmental categories, such as speech, social skills, cognition, motor skills, or activities of daily living, which cannot otherwise be explained. Thus, a condition such as Down syndrome would not constitute a global developmental delay, even though two developmental categories may be affected.
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