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|Daily Life Therapy||
Daily life therapy is a form of specialised education for children and young people on the autism spectrum attending one of two special schools located in Tokyo, Japan and Boston, USA.
|Daily Living Skills||
Daily living skills are the skills required to undertake the activities usually performed in the course of a normal day in a person's life, such as eating, toileting, dressing, bathing, or brushing the teeth.
Daily schedule is a specific type of visual schedule, which is a set of pictures that communicates a series of activities or the steps of a specific activity.
DAMP is an acronym for deficits in attention, motor control, and perception (DAMP), a term used when a child has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and developmental co-ordination disorder but does not have severe learning disability or cerebral palsy.
|Dance Movement Therapy||
Dance movement therapy is a creative therapy which uses movement and dance as a means of expression and communication.
Dance therapy is another term for dance movement therapy, a creative therapy which uses movement and dance as a means of expression and communication.
DAT is an acronym for dolphin assisted therapy, a specialised form of dolphin therapy.
|Davis Autism Approach||
The Davis Autism Approach is a developmental intervention based around teaching the individual to become a real human being through three key stages: individuation, identity development, and social integration.
DDAT is another term for the DORE programme, an intervention which consists of a series of physical exercises which are designed to stimulate the brain so that it speeds up the processing of information.
|Deep Pressure Therapy||
Deep pressure therapy is any intervention which relies on pressure that is exerted in most types of firm touch, such as hugging, cuddling, squeezing, stroking or holding someone.
|Deficits in Attention Motor Control and Perception||
Deficits in attention, motor control, and perception (DAMP) is a term used when a child has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and developmental co-ordination disorder but does not have severe learning disability or cerebral palsy.
Dejian or Dejian Mind-Body Intervention is based upon the traditional Chinese Shaolin healing practice, Chanyi.
The Delacato Method is a combined, multi-component intervention that uses physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and education.
Dementia infantalis is another term for childhood disintegrative disorder, an extremely rare form of autism.
Dentistry is the science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth.
The Denver Model fuses developmental and relationship-based intervention techniques with applied behaviour analysis teaching strategies.
Denzapine is a brand name for clozapine, a type of atypical antipsychotic.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that carries most of the genetic instructions used in the development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.
Depakene is a brand name for sodium valproate, a type of anticonvulsant designed to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.
Depakote is a brand name for sodium valproate, a type of anticonvulsant designed to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.
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