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|FACE (Facial Automation for Conveying Emotions)||
FACE is an acronym for Facial Automation for Conveying Emotions, a robot which can show basic emotional states.
FaceSay is a computer programme which is designed to teach specific face-processing skills for social cognition.
Facilitated communication (also known as supported typing) is a form of augmentative and alternative communication in which someone physically supports an autistic person and helps him to point at pictures or words.
|Facing Your Fears||
Facing Your Fears is a family-based cognitive behavioural programme designed to reduce anxiety in children on the autism spectrum.
Fading is the process of gradually reducing the strength of a prompt.
Faith healing refers to a wide range of interventions and practices which attempt to use religious or spiritual means to prevent illness, cure disease, or improve health.
Family counselling is another term for family therapy, a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
|Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers||
Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers (FITT) is a comprehensive, multi-component parent education and support programme.
|Family Peer Advocate||
Family peer advocates (FPAs) are a peer family-to-family model of care used across healthcare systems to facilitate engagement and increase access to care.
|Family Systems Therapy||
Family systems therapy is another term for family therapy, a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
Family-centred intervention are any interventions which involve parents and professionals working together, in a systematic and collaborative , to address a child's problems.
Fast ForWord is a set of interactive computerized language-learning programmes designed to develop and strengthen memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing.
Fatty acid is another term for essential fatty acids, which are essential amino acids that cannot be created within the human body and must therefore be obtained from the diet.
Faverin is a brand name for fluvoxamine, a type of SSRI antidepressant, used to treat a range of conditions but especially obsessive compulsive disorder.
FazaClo is a brand name for clozapine, a type of atypical antipsychotic.
FCT is an acronym for functional communication training, a behavioural strategy for teaching people to use signs or other techniques as substitutes for the 'messages' underlying their challenging behaviour.
FDA is an acronym for the US Food and Drug Administration, the body which authorises the use of drugs in the USA.
Feasability is the the state or degree of being easily or conveniently done.
Fecal transplant (also known as fecal microbiota transplantation, FMT or stool transplant) is the process of transplantation of fecal bacteria from one person to another.
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