traumatic brain injury (TBI)

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head injury that causes reduced cognitive functioning, limited attention, and impulsivity

alternate assessments

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means of measuring the progress of students who do not participate in the general education curriculum

story maps

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simple diagrams used to organize and recall important elements and features of stories

augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC)

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include communication boards, communication books, sign language, and computierized voices

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

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A group of disorders with similar characteristics including difficulties with communication, social interaction, and manneristic behaviors.

Rett Syndrome

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A pervasive developmental disorder with a known genetic cause that occurs only in girls.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)

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A pervasive developmental disorder; the individual has typical development until about the age of 5 or 6.

Sterotypies

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Nonproductive behaviors (i.e., twirling,g flapping hands, rocking) that an individual repeats at a high rate; commonly observed in youngsters with autism spectrum disorders also called sterotypic behaviors.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)

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One of the autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in which not all three ASD characteristics (problems in communication, social interaction, and repetitive or manneristic behaviors) are present or they are mild.

Behavior Analysis

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Research methodology using single-case designs; derived from the work of B.F. Skinner; paradigms describing human behavior in terms of events that stimulate or cause a behavior's occurrence, maintains behavior, and increases its likelihood