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Developmental Screening

Developmental screening is a procedure designed to identify children who should receive intensive assessment or diagnosis, for potential developmental delays. This page provides general information about developmental screening.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

What are Learning Disabilities?

A learning disability (LD) is a neurological disorder that affects the brain's ability to receive, process, store and respond to information. This fact sheet provides an introduction to LDs in general and how they affect people at different ages.

Review Date: April 21, 2011

National Center for Learning Disabilities