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Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, Third Edition Edited by Pasquale J. Accardo, M.D., & Barbara Y. Whitman, Ph.D., with Jennifer A.

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Praise for the previous edition:

"Written by a diverse group of professionals for a multidisciplinary audience, this comprehensive reference helps parents, students, and professionals deepen their understanding of developmental disabilities, enhance their communication with each other, and find fast, reliable answers to crucial questions." —Autism Journal

"Excellent ... As a professional working in the field for over twenty-five years, I have not come across such a valuable reference material of its kind." —Dipu Basu, Executive Director, Mountain Lake Services, Port Henry, New York

More than 4,000 disability terms, with the clearest, most accurate definitions—that's what professionals will get in this third edition of the bestselling dictionary, now fully updated and expanded just in time for its 15th anniversary. 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 they'll 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 reflecting the latest developments in the disability field
  • streamlined, easy-to-use entries on assessment tools
  • more on rapidly changing topic areas such as autism, genetics, technology, and speech-language pathology
  • definitions of new medications and their uses
  • a helpful guide to recent legislation and established laws that have evolved over the years
  • terminology used in a broad range of fields, such as medicine, education, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology
  • illustrations, tables, and charts that clarify and supplement the definitions
  • synonyms and cross-references that help readers navigate the book and expand their knowledge of the terms
  • updates on professional organizations and associations
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. Professionals from a wide range of disciplines will have the fast, reliable information they need to provide effective services to children and families.
More than 4,000 jargon-free definitions of
  • disorders
  • diagnoses
  • assessments
  • interventions
  • medications
  • organizations
  • programs
  • educational practices
  • anatomical terms
  • medical equipment
  • behaviors
  • public laws
  • assistive technologies
  • and more

Table of Contents



About the Editors
Guide to the Dictionary

A: A not B error to AYP
B: babbling to BVMGT
C: CA to cytomegalovirus (CMV)
D: DA to DYT
E: E trisomy to eye–hand coordination
F: Fabry disease to FYI
G: g factor to gyrus
H: H & P to Hz
I: I and R to IVIG
J: Jacksonian seizure to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)
K: Kabat to kyphosis
L: La Leche League to lymphonodular hyperplasia
M: MA to MZ twins
N: NACD to nystatin
O: OAD to oxycephaly
P: PA to pyridoxine deficiency
Q: QALY to quickening
R: radial palmar grasp to Ruvalcaba-Myre syndrome
S: saccade to SYSTEMS
T: TABS to tyrosinemia
U: UA to Uzgiris-Hunt Ordinal Scales of Psychological Development
V: VA shunt to VZV
W: Waardenburg syndrome to WVAST
X: xeroderma pigmentosum to XYY syndrome
Y: Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOC) to Yutopar
Z: Zantac to zygomatic bone


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