What are the symptoms of developmental delay?

Symptoms of mental retardation often depend on the nature of the individual case; symptoms are often different according to the age of the person and the cause of the condition. Common symptoms include:

  • Falling behind at school
  • Struggling to learn new skills
  • Taking longer to do things than other people 9this applies to everyday tasks as well as school and college work)
  • Difficulty communicating with other people
  • Problems participating in social situations
  • Poor awareness of the outcomes and consequences of actions
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lack of coordination

Some people may suffer from more severe symptoms than others; this will depend on the severity of their condition.

Mental Retardation

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