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Dictionary of developmental disabilities terminology
Accardo, Pasquale J.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Baltimore, Md. : Paul H. Brooks Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 451 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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RJ135 .A26 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Written for professionals, parents, and other caretakers, this dictionary defines technical terms in non-technical language. The terminology represents that from fields like pediatrics, anatomy, genetics, orthopedics, neurology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology, education, social work, family therapy, law, speech pathology, linguistics, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutrition. Chronic diseases which are not developmental in nature are not generally included. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The second edition (1st ed., 1996) draws on the growing vocabulary of this interdisciplinary field (both study and practice) and on the experience of disabled persons. It includes terminology from medicine, numerous other health-related disciplines and therapies, social work, education, and law. Terms used in describing and understanding the breadth of developmental disabilities (acronyms, phrases, test names, drug names, conditions, treatments, personal names, etc.) are also given. Definitions, while straightforward, are often brief. Cross-references and synonyms provide additional ways to locate concepts. Illustrations are few, but simple line drawings add information. Definitions of reflexes (like most other definitions) are clear and free of jargon, so will be useful when speaking with parents about developmental differences. A useful addition to professional libraries and to libraries serving students, families, teachers, and other professionals involved with developmentally disabled persons. L. L. Scarth Mount Mercy College

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Preface to the First Editionp. ix
About the Editorsp. xiii
Illustrationsp. xix
Guide to the Dictionaryp. xxi
A A not B error to axillap. 1
B babbling to butyrophenonep. 43
C CA to cytomegalovirus (CMV)p. 65
D DA to dystopia canthorump. 107
E EAP to eye-hand coordinationp. 133
F Fabry disease to futures planningp. 151
G g factor to gyrusp. 169
H H flu to Hzp. 185
I IADLs to IVIGp. 203
J Jacksonian seizure to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)p. 221
K Kabat to kyphosisp. 225
L La Leche League to lymphangiomap. 231
M MA to myxovirusp. 243
N NACD to nystatinp. 271
O OAE to oxycephalyp. 283
P P 300 to pyridoxine deficiencyp. 295
Q QNST-II to quickeningp. 335
R radial palmar grasp to Ruvalcaba syndromep. 337
S saccade to systemicp. 353
T TABS to tyrosinemiap. 397
U UA to Uzgiris-Hunt Scalesp. 421
V VA shunt to Vulpe Assessment Battery (VAB)p. 425
W Waardenburg syndrome to WVASTp. 433
X xeroderma pigmentosum to XYY syndromep. 443
Y Yale Children's Inventory (YCI) to Yutoparp. 445
Z Zantac to zygomatic bonep. 447
Bibliographyp. 449