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Transitional Lenses

Transitional lenses, another term for ambient prism lenses, are used to help improve ambient vision, the visual system related to spatial organisation.


Transporters is the name of a website and DVD, featuring toy vehicles, which aims to help children enhance their understanding of the causes of emotions and of emotional expressions.


Trazodone is a type of drug called a tricyclic antidepressant and is sold under a variety of brand names inc. Molipaxin.


Treatment is the management and care of a patient or the combating of a disease or disorder.

Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children

Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children (TEACCH) is a term which describes the various activities undertaken by Division TEACCH, part of the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in the USA.

TreeHouse School Model

The TreeHouse School Model is based on the educational programme provided by the TreeHouse School, an autism-specific special day school in London, UK.

Triad of Impairments

The triad of impairments is a term once used to describe the three core features or symptoms of autsm.

Trichuris Suis Ova

Trichuris suis ova (also known as the pig whipworm larvae) are sometimes used as a treatment for gastro-intestinal and immune problems.


Tricyclics are a type of antidepressant drug used to treat a range of conditions including depression and anxiety.


Triiodothyronine, also known as T3 or C15H12I3NO4, is a thyroid hormone.

Trilon BS

Trilon BS is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.


Tryptophan is an an essential amino acid which the body uses to help make niacin and serotonin.


TSO is an acronym for trichuris suis ova, also known as the pig whipworm larvae, sometimes used as a treatment for gastro-intestinal and immune problems.


TTFD is an acronym for thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfidean, a synthetic form of thiamine, which is sometimes taken as a nutritional supplement or used as an agent in chelation.

Tuberous Sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic condition that causes benign tumors to grow on vital organs.

Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome is a genetic condition that only affects females who are characterised by being shorter than average and having underdeveloped ovaries.

Turtle Project

The Turtle Project is a comprehensive treatment model which aims to provide individualised programmes for children on the autism spectrum to meet the needs of the child and his or her family.

Typical Antipsychotics

Typical antipsychotics is a term used to describe the older antipsychotics, such as haloperidol, as opposed to the newer atypical antipsychotics, such as risperidone.


Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid the body makes from another amino acid called phenylalanine.

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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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