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Date of Birth

Date of Birth (DOB) is the day you were born, shown in numbers, or words and numbers

Date of Service

Date of Service (DOS) is the date the insured was seen by a health care practitioner or given medical treatment.

DAYC

DAYC (Developmental Assessment of Young Children) measures the five developmental areas included in Federal legislation (IDEA) for children birth through 5 years of age. These areas are cognition, communication, adaptive behavior, social-emotional behavior, and physical development.

Department of Aging and Disability Services

Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual and physical disabilities

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) administers programs that ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities, and children who have developmental delays, enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives.

Department of Family and Protective Services

Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with children and their families to help make their homes safe and a place where children can thrive. CPS finds other safe places for children to live when children can't live at safely at home

Developmental Assessment of Young Children

Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC) measures the five developmental areas included in Federal legislation (IDEA) for children birth through 5 years of age. These areas are cognition, communication, adaptive behavior, social-emotional behavior, and physical development.

DFPS

DFPS (Department of Family and Protective Services) works with children and their families to help make their homes safe and a place where children can thrive. CPS finds other safe places for children to live when children can't live at safely at home

Diagnosis

Diagnosis (DX) is the identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms.

DOB

DOB (Date of Birth) is the day you were born, shown in numbers, or words and numbers

DOS

DOS (Date of Service) is the date the insured was seen by a health care practitioner or given medical treatment.

DX (dx)

DX (Diagnosis) is the identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms.

Early Childhood Intervention

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a term that describes a wide range of services that are offered to children who are at risk for developmental delays or who have a developmental disability.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program cares about your baby's hearing. EHDI provides assistance and education to hospitals, medical providers, and others. It supports families by connecting them to available resources and helping them get the care their baby needs.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention (EI) is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.

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