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Glossary of Terms
Accommodations
–adaptations to presentation or setting that can typically and easily occur in general education – they do not involve modifying the material content but do allow students to receive information in a more effective manner.
Assistive
Technology
Device
– any item, piece of equipment, or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of a person with a disability.
Assistive
Technology
Service
-­‐ any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition or use of an assistive technology device. Attention
Deficit
Disorder
(ADD)
– a severe difficulty in focusing and
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Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-­‐verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure and play activities. The disorder makes it hard for them to communicate with others and relate to the outside world.
In
some cases, aggressive and/or self-­‐ injurious behavior may be present. Persons with autism may exhibit repeated body movements (hand flapping, rocking), unusual responses to people or attachments to objects and resistance to changes in routines.
Individuals
may also experience sensitivities in the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.
Several
related disorders are grouped under the broad heading “Pervasive
Developmental
Disorder” or PDD

a general category of disorders which are characterized by severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development (American
Psychiatric
Association
1994).
A standard reference is the
Diagnostic
and
Statistical
Manual
(DSM),
a diagnostic handbook now in its fourth edition. The
DSM-­‐IV
lists criteria to be met for a specific diagnosis under the category of
Pervasive
Development
Disorder.
Diagnosis is made when a specified number of characteristics listed in the DSM-­‐IV are present.
Diagnostic
evaluations are based on the presence of specific behaviors indicated by observation and through parent consultation, and should be made by an experienced, highly trained
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