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Causes of developmental disability

Nathaniel Scherer describes the causes and risk factors of developmental disability.

In this step, Nathaniel Scherer describes the causes of developmental disability, including environmental and genetic factors.

Nathaniel begins the presentation by discussing the global prevalence of developmental disability, a difficult figure to predict, given the data available (it should be noted that these figures are our best estimate at the current time and it appears that new data will become available soon).

After discussing the causes of developmental disability, Nathaniel concludes the presentation by exploring the risk factors for developmental disability and how these risk factors differ from causes.

Nathaniel is a Research Assistant at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with experience developing interventions for adults and children with intellectual disabilities.


  • Was there any information in the presentation that surprised you?
  • What risk factors do you think are present in your setting?
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