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Global Developmental Delay

Developmental delays are a relatively common occurrence in the early childhood years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in four children are at risk for a developmental delay, and an estimated one in six will eventually receive a developmental delay diagnosis. Further, the research literature reveals that there is likely an underdetection of developmental delays in early childhood. Although it is estimated that a significant number of young children are at risk for a general developmental delay, only a small percentage receive early intervention supports and services. Current estimates reveal that approximately 2% to 3% of young children from birth to 3 years receive early intervention supports and services. The number of children who are eligible for the specific ...

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