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Semantic-pragmatic disorder is a condition characterized by good grammatical language but lack of ability to use language in a socially appropriate manner.
SENSE Theatre is an acronym for Social Emotional NeuroScience Endocrinology Theatre, a theatre-based intervention which aims to improve social interaction in young people on the autism spectrum.
|Sensory Deprivation Therapy||
Sensory deprivation therapy is another term for restricted environmental stimulation therapy, an intervention based around sensory deprivation, that is, minimising sensory inputs such as sound, lights and smells.
|Sensory Enrichment Therapy||
Sensory enrichment therapy is a comprehensive intervention that uses sensory experiences to enable the brain to reduce the symptoms of developmental disabilities, such as autism.
|Sensory Integration Therapy||
Sensory integration therapy is another term for sensory integrative therapy, an intervention designed to help people cope with sensory difficulties.
|Sensory Integrative Therapy||
Sensory integrative therapy is a an intervention designed to help people cope with sensory difficulties.
Sensory room is another term for a multi-sensory environment, which contains equipment and materials designed to stimulate the senses.
Sensory sensitivity refers to unusual reactions or sensitivity to sensations such as sound, light or touch.
Sensory stories instruct children with autism to use calming sensory strategies in order to deal with unpleasant sensory aspects of particular situations.
Sequential homeopathy is the use of homeopathic treatments in a sequence determined by the illnesses and other traumas in a person's life.
Serine is a non-essential amino acid found in many proteins in the body (e.g., casein, vitellin).
Serious games are games designed for a primary purpose other than entertainment.
Seroquel is a brand name for quetiapine, a type of antipsychotic drug.
Serotonin is a hormone and neurotransmitter found in many tissues, including blood platelets, intestinal mucosa, the pineal body, and the central nervous system.
The serotoninergic diet requires you to eat foodstuffs which contain serotonin and avoid foodstuffs which contain high levels of protein.
Seroxat is a brand name for paroxetine, a type of SSRI antidepressant used to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety and depression.
SGD is an acronym for speech generating device, a form of augmentative electronic device which enables the user to speak.
Shaping is a behavioural technique, in which successively closer approximations of a desired behaviour are reinforced.
Shared reading is a broad term describing activities where an adult reads aloud to children, incorporating interaction through the use of questioning and discussion.
Sheltered employment refers to programmes which are designed to assist individuals who for whatever reason are viewed as not capable of working in a competitive employment setting in their local community.
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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