GLOSSARY

Our clear concise definitions of the plethora of terms used in the therapy community is your key to understanding and communicating with your team.

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Aspbergers Syndrome (AS)

Auditory Processing

Auditory figure-ground discrimination

Bilateral Coordination

Contralateral

Deep touch pressure

Directionality

Dyscalculia

Expressive Language

Fidget toys

Fine motor control

Fluency Disorders (stuttering)

Grading movement

Gross motor coordination

Hyperacusis

Hypersensitivity

In hand manipulation

Ipsilateral

Lateralization

Low muscle tone or hypotonia

Motor control

NDT (Neurodevelopmental Therapy)

Occupational Therapy - Sensory Integration (OT - SI)

Oral-Motor Weakness

Postural background movements

Proprioception

Sensorimotor skills

Sensory Diet

Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Sensory Over-Responsivity (SOR)

Sensory Under-Responsive (SUR)

Sensory integration (SI)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD)

Sequencing

Simple Rotation

Somatosensory

Suspension equipment

Tactile system

Therapeutic Listening

VIsual-motor coordination

Vision Therapy (aka Visual Training)

Visual Perception

Visual training (aka vision therapy)

Working Memory

Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Apraxia of Speech

Assessment

Auditory Processing

Body awareness

Cognitive Impairments

Coordination

Defensive reaction

Discriminative system

Evaluation

Eye-Hand Coordination

Fight-or-flight response

Fine motor coordination

Form Constancy

Gravitational insecurity

Hand Preference

Hyperlexia

Hyposensitivity

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Interactive Metronome (IM)

Kinesthesia

Light Touch

Manual Therapy

Motor planning

Neural Plasticity

Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Passive touch

Playful obstruction

Postural control

Processing Speed

Receptive Language

Self regulation

Sensory Craving

Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD)

Sensory Modulation

Sensory Overload

Sensory hyporeactivity

Sensory integration (SI) treatment

Sensory reactivity

Shaping Behavior

Social Pragmatics

Splinter skill

Tactile defensiveness

Task Analysis

Translation

Vestibular System

Visual Closure

Visual discrimination

Visual-spatial processing

Adaptive response

Articulation

Auditory Defensiveness

Auditory discrimination

Backward Chaining

Body position in space

Complex Rotation

Crossing the Midline

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Distractibility

Early Intervention (EI)

Executive Function

Figure-ground discrimination

Forward Chaining

Gross motor control

Heavy Work

Hyperreactivity

Ideational praxis

Inner Drive

Interoception

Laterality

Linear movement

Muscle tone

Occupational Therapy (OT)