Activities for Daily Living – these are activities that will help students with special needs to adapt to “real-life” situations like waiting for a bus ride, ordering food and preparing your own food like making a sandwich or a bowl of soup.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I got several ADHD related posts here.

Affect is the general feeling tone. We can feel the happiness or sadness of a person based on his/her affect when they express themselves. For children diagnosed with autism, however, they need to be taught how to talk differently depending on their mood because most of them exhibit monotone voice when talking.

Alternative Career Options for those who are mainstreamed but would probably have difficulty getting full academic college degrees.

Auditory Discrimination is the ability to detect differences in sounds. One of the exercises for this would be drills about homographs. More about the terms pertaining to the auditory functions in this post.

Assessment is testing and evaluation to know what kind of services are to be given to a child diagnosed as having learning difficulties.

I am sure there are a lot more important terms that I missed so I am hoping I would be able to add more to this list.


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7 Feb, 2012 @ 11:06 am
Jeffrey John said:


We have a daughter that was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. We know about our governments free Special Education schools, but Our daughter also needs Occupational Therapy. Financially, we won’t be able to pay for a therapist, can you suggest other ways or means to give her the therapy she needs?
Thank you very much in advance for any advice you can provide us.

13 Feb, 2012 @ 8:36 am
julie said:

Hi Jeffrey, I sent you email. Please check the email address you used when you wrote this comment. Thanks.

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