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

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xxiv, 451 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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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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Given how much happens in nine years, especially in the area of developmental disabilities, this third edition (2nd ed., CH, Jan'03, 40-2551; 1st ed., 1996) is a necessary resource. The need for a common understanding of developmental disabilities is as great as ever--not only for professionals but also for family members and caregivers. Terminology quickly becomes obsolete and sometimes pejorative, and must be replaced. Advances in genetics, pharmacology, and technology bring new words and descriptors. This new edition includes 4,000-plus entries, of which nearly a quarter (800) are new. Covering a full spectrum from legislation to diagnosis, this reference volume is concisely written and well cross-referenced. It could also be useful as a supplement for courses in disability, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation, special education, and medicine. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general audience. P. Leung University of North Texas

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