Early child development and developmental delay in indigenous communities.

  title={Early child development and developmental delay in indigenous communities.},
  author={Matthew M Cappiello and Sheila A Gahagan},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={56 6},
Developmental delay is common and often responds to early intervention. As with other health outcomes, the prevalence of developmental delay may be socially determined. Children in many Indigenous communities experience increased risk for developmental delay. This article highlights special conditions in Indigenous communities related to child development. It addresses the challenges of screening and evaluation for developmental delay in the context of Indigenous cultures, and in settings where… CONTINUE READING

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