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Focus Parent Training

The Focus Parent Training programme is a home-based parent-training intervention.

Focussed Interventions

Focussed interventions are designed to address a single skill or goal of a student on the autism spectrum.


Folacin is another term for vitamin B-9, which is one of the B-group of vitamins.


Folate is another term for vitamin B-9, which is one of the B-group of vitamins

Folic Acid

Folic acid is another term for Vitamin B-9, which is one of the B-group of vitamins.

Folinic Acid

Folinic acid is an active form of folate, another term for Vitamin B-9, which is found naturally in foods.

Food and Drug Administration

The US Food and Drug Administration is the body which authorises the use of medications in the USA.

Food Supplements

Food supplements is another term for dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other substances meant to improve diet.

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile x syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment.

Frameworks for Communication

Frameworks for Communication is an approach based on encouraging parents to teach non-verbal communication skills such as pointing, before moving towards spoken language.

Frankfurt Early Intervention Program

The Frankfurt Early Intervention Program is a behaviourally and developmentally based therapy in which one to one therapy with a child is combined with parent training and training of kindergarten teachers.

Frankfurt Social Skills Training programme (KONTAKT)

The Frankfurt Social Skills Training progamme (KONTAKT) is a social skills group for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

Full Language Approach

The full language approach to teaching involves the use of full sentences, with simplified vocabulary and structure, alongside visual materials, and informally assessed understanding.

Functional Analysis

A functional analysis is a process designed to provoke a behaviour in order to test theories about why the behaviour is happening.

Functional Assessment

A functional assessment is a process for working out why someone is behaving the way they are.

Functional Communication Training

Functional communication training is a behavioural strategy for teaching people to use signs or other techniques as substitutes for the 'messages' underlying their challenging behaviour.

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is an alternative approach based on the interaction between the environment, genetics and lifestyle factors. 

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