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Vitamin H is another term for biotin, which is part of the B complex group of vitamins.
Vitamins are essential substances that cannot be manufactured by the body.
VOCA is an acronym for voice output communication aid, a form of augmentative electronic device which enables the user to speak.
Vocational interventions include any services, programmes or initiatives which are designed to help someone find, get and keep a job.
|Voice Output Communication Aid||
Voice output communication aids (VOCAs) or speech generating devices (SGDs) are electronic devices which enable the user to speak.
|Vojta Method or Therapy||
The Vojta method or therapy is a type of patterning therapy which is based on a series of movement patterns which are designed to facilitate neurological feedback to the brain.
WAIS is an acronym for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, a test designed to measure intelligence in adults and older adolescents.
Walden Programs are a range of early intervention programmes for toddlers, preschool children and kindergarten students run by the Emory Autism Resource Center in Georgia, US.
The Waldon Approach, named after its creator the neurologist Geoffrey Waldon, is an intervention designed to help children with developmental disabilities.
Warkeelate acid is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.
Water shiatsu is another name for watsu, a form of hydrotherapy which combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance
Watsu is a form of hydrotherapy which combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance
|Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)||
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) is a test designed to measure intelligence in adults and older adolescents.
|Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)||
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) is a test designed to measure intelligence in children between the ages of six and 16.
Weighted blankets are ordinary blankets which are made heavier by adding small weights, which can either be stitched into the fabric or put into specially designed pockets.
Weighted items, such as vests and blankets, are made heavier by adding small weights, which can either be stitched into the fabric or put into specially designed pockets.
Weighted vests are vests or jackets which are made heavier by adding small weights, which can either be stitched into the fabric or put into specially designed pockets.
The Welch method is another term for holding therapy, an intervention which consists of forced holding by a therapist or parent until the child stops resisting or until a fixed time period has elapsed
Wellbeing is sometimes described as a state of health, happiness, and contentment.
West's Syndrome is a condition characterised by infantile spasms, hypsarrhythmia (classical very abnormal EEG that occurs even between attacks) and general learning disability.
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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