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Glossary Item Description

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 Intervention

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.

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