Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-01
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Professionals will get more than 4,000 disability terms, with the clearest, most accurate definitions in this third edition of the bestselling dictionary. The go-to disability reference since its first edition was published in 1996, this comprehensive dictionary gives readers jargon-free definitions of all the terms theyżll need to know to work effectively with children, adults, and other professionals. A diverse team of experts carefully reviewed and revised every entry in this new edition, making each definition as clear, user friendly, and up to date as possible. Readers will get 800 all-new entries that reflect the latest developments in the disability field, streamlined, easy-to-use entries on assessment tools, more information on rapidly changing topic areas like autism and genetics, definitions of new medications and legislations, and more. The ultimate reference for anyone who cares for or works with individuals with developmental disabilities, this dictionary is also the perfect complement to any course on disability.

Author Biography

Pasquale J. Accardo, M.D., is James H. Franklin Professor of Developmental Research in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. Barbara Y. Whitman, M.S.W., Ph.D., is Professor of Pediatrics at St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. vii
About the Editorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Guide to the Dictionaryp. xvii
A not B error to AYPp. 1
babbling to BVMGTp. 48
CA to cytomegalovirus (CMV)p. 72
DA to DYTp. 123
E trisomy to eye-hand coordinationp. 153
Fabry disease to FYIp. 174
g factor to gyrusp. 194
H & P to Hzp. 212
I and R to IVIGp. 232
Jacksonian seizure to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)p. 255
Kabat to kyphosisp. 258
La Leche League to lymphonodular hyperplasiap. 264
MA to MZ twinsp. 278
NACD to nystatinp. 309
OAD to oxycephalyp. 328
PA to pyridoxine deficiencyp. 342
QALY to quickeningp. 385
radial palmar grasp to Ruvalcaba-Myre syndromep. 387
saccade to SYSTEMSp. 405
TABS to tyrosinemiap. 451
UA to Uzgiris-Hunt Ordinal Scales of Psychological Developmentp. 479
VA shunt to VZVp. 483
Waardenburg syndrome to WVASTp. 493
xeroderma pigmentosum to XYY syndromep. 503
Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOC) to Yutoparp. 505
Zantac to zygomatic bonep. 506
Bibliographyp. 509
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