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Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

Creative writing for therapeutic purposes is another term for therapeutic writing, a form of creative / expressive psychotherapy in which someone expresses their feelings through writing.

Cri du Chat syndrome

Cri du Chat syndrome is a rare condition which includes characteristic physical features and developmental abnormalities.

Cross-Over Trial

A cross-over trial is a type of clinical trial comparing two or more interventions in which the participants, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another.


CTMs is an acronym for comprehensive treatment models, which consist of a set of practices organised around a conceptual framework and designed to achieve a broad learning or developmental impact on the core features of autism.

Cuddle Time

Cuddle time is another term for holding therapy, which consists of forced holding by a therapist or parent until the child stops resisting or until a fixed time period has elapsed

Cultural Adaptation

Cultural adaptation is the process of changing something (such as an intervention) in order to make it more meaningful and acceptable to people from a particular culture.


Culture is sometimes defined as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time.

Cure or Recovery

Cure is to recover or restore someone from a condition such as autism so that they no longer have that condition.


Cyberspace is the space created by people when they communicate with one another using the Internet or other online tools.


Cybertherapy is an intervention in which the participant gains access to part of cyberspace, usually websites or online communities, in order to help solve his or her problems.


Cycloserine is an antibiotic.


Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine drug which is also an antiserotonergic agent and a 5-HT2 receptor antagonist.


Cysteine is an amino acid that can be found in many proteins throughout the body.

About This Glossary

This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..

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