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Glutamate is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter within the central nervous system.
Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid used as a dietary supplement.
Glutathione is a tripeptide consisting of the amino acids L-Cysteine, L-Glutamic Acid, and Glycine.
Gluten is a protein found in cereals such as wheat, barley and rye.
The gluten-free diet is a diet which requires the individual to avoid or reduce sources of gluten (a protein found in cereals such as wheat, oats, rye and barley).
|Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet||
The gluten-free casein-free diet is a diet which involves avoiding all foodstuffs which contain gluten and casein.
Goat weed is another term for St. John's Wort, a plant used to treat a range of conditions including depression.
Gold salts are compounds which contain tiny amounts of gold. They are sometimes found in medications used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
|Gold Sodium Thiomalate||
Gold sodium thiomalate is a medication containing gold salts which is used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
Graphic organisers are a pictorial way of constructing knowledge and organising information.
The Greenspan Method is another name for the DIR Method, an intervention which focuses on helping children to master the building blocks of relating, communicating and thinking, rather than on the symptoms of autism alone.
|Gross Motor Skill||
A gross motor skill is a skill relating to movement of the body as a whole or the limbs. For example, the skill required to stand upright.
|Group Analytic Therapy||
Group analytic therapy is another term for group therapy, which is the collaborative exploration of relationships as they develop among the members of a group, including the therapist.
Group dynamics is the process in which the members of a group may behave diffferently when they are in the group to when they are not.
|Group Intensive Family Training||
Group Intensive Family Training is a parent-training programme for pre-school children with autism based on the principles of applied behaviour analysis.
Group psychotherapy is the collaborative exploration of relationships as they develop among the members of a group, including the therapist.
Group therapy is the collaborative exploration of relationships as they develop among the members of a group, including the therapist.
Guanfacine is a type of drug called an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist used to treat high blood pressure.
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