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)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Aspbergers Syndrome (AS)

Aspbergers Syndrome (AS)

Auditory Processing

Auditory Processing

Auditory figure-ground discrimination

Auditory figure-ground discrimination

Bilateral Coordination

Bilateral Coordination

Contralateral

Contralateral

Deep touch pressure

Deep touch pressure

Directionality

Directionality

Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia

Expressive Language

Expressive Language

Fidget toys

Fidget toys

Fine motor control

Fine motor control

Fluency Disorders (stuttering)

Fluency Disorders (stuttering)

Grading movement

Grading movement

Gross motor coordination

Gross motor coordination

Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity

In hand manipulation

In hand manipulation

Ipsilateral

Ipsilateral

Lateralization

Lateralization

Low muscle tone or hypotonia

Low muscle tone or hypotonia

Motor control

Motor control

NDT (Neurodevelopmental Therapy)

NDT (Neurodevelopmental Therapy)

Occupational Therapy - Sensory Integration (OT - SI)

Occupational Therapy - Sensory Integration (OT - SI)

Oral-Motor Weakness

Oral-Motor Weakness

Postural background movements

Postural background movements

Proprioception

Proprioception

Sensorimotor skills

Sensorimotor skills

Sensory Diet

Sensory Diet

Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Sensory Over-Responsivity (SOR)

Sensory Over-Responsivity (SOR)

Sensory Under-Responsive (SUR)

Sensory Under-Responsive (SUR)

Sensory integration (SI)

Sensory integration (SI)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD)

Sequencing

Sequencing

Simple Rotation

Simple Rotation

Somatosensory

Somatosensory

Suspension equipment

Suspension equipment

Tactile system

Tactile system

Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic Listening

VIsual-motor coordination

VIsual-motor coordination

Vision Therapy (aka Visual Training)

Vision Therapy (aka Visual Training)

Visual Perception

Visual Perception

Visual training (aka vision therapy)

Visual training (aka vision therapy)

Working Memory

Working Memory

Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Assessment

Assessment

Auditory Processing

Auditory Processing

Body awareness

Body awareness

Cognitive Impairments

Cognitive Impairments

Coordination

Coordination

Defensive reaction

Defensive reaction

Discriminative system

Discriminative system

Evaluation

Evaluation

Eye-Hand Coordination

Eye-Hand Coordination

Fight-or-flight response

Fight-or-flight response

Fine motor coordination

Fine motor coordination

Form Constancy

Form Constancy

Gravitational insecurity

Gravitational insecurity

Hand Preference

Hand Preference

Hyperlexia

Hyperlexia

Hyposensitivity

Hyposensitivity

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Interactive Metronome (IM)

Interactive Metronome (IM)

Kinesthesia

Kinesthesia

Light Touch

Light Touch

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy

Motor planning

Motor planning

Neural Plasticity

Neural Plasticity

Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Passive touch

Passive touch

Playful obstruction

Playful obstruction

Postural control

Postural control

Processing Speed

Processing Speed

Receptive Language

Receptive Language

Self regulation

Self regulation

Sensory Craving

Sensory Craving

Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD)

Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD)

Sensory Modulation

Sensory Modulation

Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload

Sensory hyporeactivity

Sensory hyporeactivity

Sensory integration (SI) treatment

Sensory integration (SI) treatment

Sensory reactivity

Sensory reactivity

Shaping Behavior

Shaping Behavior

Social Pragmatics

Social Pragmatics

Splinter skill

Splinter skill

Tactile defensiveness

Tactile defensiveness

Task Analysis

Task Analysis

Translation

Translation

Vestibular System

Vestibular System

Visual Closure

Visual Closure

Visual discrimination

Visual discrimination

Visual-spatial processing

Visual-spatial processing

Adaptive response

Adaptive response

Articulation

Articulation

Auditory Defensiveness

Auditory Defensiveness

Auditory discrimination

Auditory discrimination

Backward Chaining

Backward Chaining

Body position in space

Body position in space

Complex Rotation

Complex Rotation

Crossing the Midline

Crossing the Midline

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Distractibility

Distractibility

Early Intervention (EI)

Early Intervention (EI)

Executive Function

Executive Function

Figure-ground discrimination

Figure-ground discrimination

Forward Chaining

Forward Chaining

Gross motor control

Gross motor control

Heavy Work

Heavy Work

Hyperreactivity

Hyperreactivity

Ideational praxis

Ideational praxis

Inner Drive

Inner Drive

Interoception

Interoception

Laterality

Laterality

Linear movement

Linear movement

Muscle tone

Muscle tone

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Olfactory sense

Olfactory sense

Pincer Grasp

Pincer Grasp

Postural Disorder (PD)

Postural Disorder (PD)

Postural stability

Postural stability

Reinforcement

Reinforcement

Self-help skills

Self-help skills

Sensory Defensiveness

Sensory Defensiveness

Sensory Gym

Sensory Gym

Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD)

Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD)

Sensory Seeking (SS)

Sensory Seeking (SS)

Sensory input

Sensory input

Sensory processing

Sensory processing

Sensory-Based Motor Disorder (SBMD)

Sensory-Based Motor Disorder (SBMD)

Social Skills

Social Skills

Stereognosis

Stereognosis

Tactile discrimination

Tactile discrimination

The Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based (DIR) Model

The Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based (DIR) Model

VIsual spatial relations

VIsual spatial relations

Vestibular input

Vestibular input

Visual Memory

Visual Memory

Visual sequential memory

Visual sequential memory

Visualization

Visualization