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Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, 3rd Edition
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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 disorders, diagnoses, interventions, programs, anatomical terms, medical equipment, behaviors, assistive technologies, and more—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 a chronological look at how key laws 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.
Review by: Michael E. Msall, Professor of Pediatrics, Pritzker School of Medicine; Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Chicago Comer Children's and LaRabida Children's Hospitals
"A much needed and updated interdisciplinary effort that puts together in one volume a wealth of information. A welcome resource for professionals . . . whether they are currently in training or are experienced practitioners."
Review by: Paul Lipkin, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"An invaluable reference for both the student and the professional working in the disability field. The new edition assures that the current terminology is at their fingertips. I recommend it for every desktop or library."
Review by: Mark Batshaw, Chief Academic Officer, Children's National Medical Center; Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
"Precise and eloquent definitions . . . Should be on the desk of everyone working in the field of developmental disabilities."
Review: Book News, Inc.
"A necessary resource . . . Covering a full spectrum from legislation to diagnosis, this reference volume is concisely written and well-referenced."
Review: The Midwest Book Review - California Bookwatch
"Offers a fine survey for any collection concerned with children with special needs."
Review: Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
"The authors provide accurate, clear, easily understood definitions throughout the dictionary, making even the most complicated medical or assessment terminology easily understood by the reader ... a very useful quick reference tool for anyone who works with, lives with, or cares for individuals with disabilities."
About the Editors
Guide to the Dictionary
- A not B error to AYP
- babbling to BVMGT
- CA to cytomegalovirus (CMV)
- DA to DYT
- E trisomy to eye–hand coordination
- Fabry disease to FYI
- g factor to gyrus
- H & P to Hz
- I and R to IVIG
- Jacksonian seizure to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)
- Kabat to kyphosis
- La Leche League to lymphonodular hyperplasia
- MA to MZ twins
- NACD to nystatin
- OAD to oxycephaly
- PA to pyridoxine deficiency
- QALY to quickening
- radial palmar grasp to Ruvalcaba-Myre syndrome
- saccade to SYSTEMS
- TABS to tyrosinemia
- UA to Uzgiris-Hunt Ordinal Scales of Psychological Development
- VA shunt to VZV
- Waardenburg syndrome to WVAST
- xeroderma pigmentosum to XYY syndrome
- Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOC) to Yutopar
- Zantac to zygomatic bone