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A.C.T

A.C.T (Assertive community treatment) is a team-based treatment model that provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with mental illness 24/7.

ABA

ABA (Applied behavior analysis) is defined as the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior

ADA

ADA (American with Disabilties Act) was passed by Legislation in 1990, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Under this Act, discrimination against a disabled person is illegal in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and government activities.

ADD

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a disorder, particularly of children, characterized by excessive activity and inability to concentrate on one task for any length of time

ADHD

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) 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

Ages & Stages Questionnaires

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) is a questionnaire designed to help parents check their child's development. Early diagnosis and treatment of developmental delays can help give a child the best opportunity to reach his/her full potential.

Ages & Stages Questionnaires - Social Emotional Development

Ages & Stages Questionnaires - Social Emotional Development (ASQ:SE) is a first level screening tool that is designed to identify children who may be at risk for social or emotional difficulties.

AI

AI ( Auditory Impaired or Auditory Impairment)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.

American with Disabilites Act

American with Disabilties Act (ADA) was passed by Legislation in 1990, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Under this Act, discrimination against a disabled person is illegal in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and government activities.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is defined as the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.

ASD

ASD (Autism spectrum disorder) 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.

ASQ

ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaires) is a questionnaire designed to help parents check their child's development. Early diagnosis and treatment of developmental delays can help give a child the best opportunity to reach his/her full potential.

ASQ:SE

ASQ:SE (Ages & Stages Questionnaires - Social Emotional Development) is a first level screening tool that is designed to identify children who may be at risk for social or emotional difficulties.

Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive community treatment (ACT) is a team-based treatment model that provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with mental illness 24/7.

Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a disorder, particularly of children, characterized by excessive activity and inability to concentrate on one task for any length of time

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