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Developmental Disabilities: Developmental Disabilities

This guide will help students in the Developmental Disabilities program find resources across different disciplines.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

"Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays." - CDC

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)

Developmentally appropriate practice, often shortened to DAP, is an approach to teaching grounded in the research on how young children develop and learn and in what is known about effective early education. Its framework is designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development.

What is DAP?