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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…show more content…
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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