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The early intervention dictionary : a multidisciplinary guide to terminology
Coleman, Jeanine G.
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Bethesda, Md. : Woodbine House, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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HV891 .C63 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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From Acidosis to Zygote, The Early Intervention Dictionary defines hundreds of medical, therapeutic, and educational terms commonly used in the early intervention field. This new edition reflects changes in the field: new research, educational approaches, and treatments, as well as brand-new terminology. The disciplines covered include: Pediatric medicine; Child development; Physical and occupational therapy; Speech therapy and language therapy; Audiology; Counselling; Child life; Social work; Education of the hearing and visually impaired; Early childhood general and special education.

Author Notes

Since 1984, Jeanine G. Coleman, M.Ed., has been the Program Director for Advance Infant Development in Claremont, California. Coleman also teaches child development and early intervention courses at Citrus Community College in Glendora, CA, and is a consultant with the California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network in Sacramento, CA. She and her husband live in Chino Hills, CA.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Revised edition reflects new research, educational approaches, and treatments. We reviewed the first edition in our December 1, 1993, issue, calling it a "novel tool."

Choice Review

Early childhood intervention programs are truly multidisciplinary, pulling professionals from a number of disciplines who may not share technical terms or jargon and need to communicate with teachers, child care workers, and parents who may be unfamiliar with the language of diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. This ready reference source is suitable for participants and their programs. The definitions are clear and jargon-free and include pronunciation and cross-references. Among the headwords are suffixes and prefixes often used in medical terms--a useful reference and teaching device. The dictionary defines terms used predominantly in speech therapy, audiology, physical and occupational therapy, psychology and counseling, and education, as well as medicine. Although discipline-specific dictionaries and reference books provide more sophisticated technical definitions, this is a good starting point for many persons hearing or seeing terms for the first time. Recommended for academic and public libraries; in personal or intervention program libraries, it will be even more helpful in explaining terms to parents and care providers. L. L. Scarth; Mount Mercy College

Table of Contents

Advisory Boardp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Notes to the Readerp. xi
Pronunciation Keyp. xii
The Early Intervention Dictionaryp. 1
Appendix I Growth Charts
Weight (girls)p. 401
Weight (boys)p. 402
Length (girls)p. 403
Length (boys)p. 404
Head Circumference (girls)p. 405
Head Circumference (boys)p. 406
Appendix II Metric Conversion Chartsp. 407
Appendix III APGAR Scoring Chartp. 408
Appendix IV Nutritional Intake and Feeding Styles for Infantsp. 409
Appendix V Recommended Immunization Schedulesp. 410