Development Disorders

What is a Developmental Disorder?

A developmental disorder is a group of conditions caused by an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavior areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning, and can last through a person's lifetime.

However, the effects of almost all developmental disorders can be reduced with early and aggressive treatment. Moreover, as you read about the individual disorders listed below, you will find, in many cases, that one or more CDDR scientists is studying that disorder. We work closely with the Child Advancement Center (CAY) and the Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology and others to turn information gathered in the clinic to experiments on the bench to treatments to return to the clinics.

AnxietyAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Cerebral PalsyDepressionFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Fragile X SyndromeHearing LossIntellectual Disability
KernicterusMuscular DystrophySpeech Impairment
Tourette SyndromeVision Impairment