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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome of disordered behavior, usually diagnosed in childhood, characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, inattentiveness, and sometimes hyperactivity that interferes with academic, occupational, or social performance

Auditory Impaired, Auditory Impairment

Auditory Impaired or Auditory Impairment (AI) is a hearing loss that prevents a person from totally receiving sounds through the ear. If the loss is mild, the person has difficulty hearing faint or distant speech. A person with this degree of hearing impairment may use a hearing aid to amplify sounds.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities.

Battelle Developmental Inventory - 2nd Edition

Battelle Developmental Inventory - 2nd Edition (BDI-2) is a comprehensive developmental assessment for early childhood (infants to young children). It is used to screen and evaluate early childhood developmental milestones

BDI-2

BDI-2 (Battelle Developmental Inventory - 2nd Edition) is a comprehensive developmental assessment for early childhood (infants to young children). It is used to screen and evaluate early childhood developmental milestones

Behavior Support Services

Behavior Support Services (BSS) Behavioral support provides specialized interventions that assist an individual to increase adaptive behaviors to replace or modify maladaptive or socially unacceptable behaviors that prevent or interfere with the individual's inclusion in home and family life or community life.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health (BH) is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors and biology relating to a person's mental well-being, their ability to function in every day life and their concept of self.

BH

BH (Behavioral Health) is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors and biology relating to a person's mental well-being, their ability to function in every day life and their concept of self.

BSS

BSS (Behavior Support Services) Behavioral support provides specialized interventions that assist an individual to increase adaptive behaviors to replace or modify maladaptive or socially unacceptable behaviors that prevent or interfere with the individual's inclusion in home and family life or community life.

Case Management Care Plan

Case Management Care Plan (CMCP) is evidence-based, integrated clinical care activities that are patient-specific and ensure that every patient has a coordinated plan of care and services.

Case Manager

Case manager (CM) is the health care professional responsible for formulating a coordinated, comprehensive plan for individuals who need long-term health care supervision. The case manager is responsible to work with all health care providers, the patient, the patient's significant others, third party payers, and health care facilities in order to identify and meet the patient's needs.

CBT

CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

CD

CD (Chemical Dependency) is an addiction to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine

CET

CET (Cognitive Enhancement Therapy) is a cognitive rehabilitation training program for adults with chronic or early-course schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (per DSM-III-R or DSM-IV criteria) who are stabilized and maintained on antipsychotic medication and not abusing substances.

Chemical Dependency

Chemical Dependency (CD) is an addiction to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine

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