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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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Deafness Listen to this term in Navajo

Profound degree of hearing loss that prevents understanding of speech received through the ear.

Navajo Term for Deafness

(deaf/hard of hearing)

Navajo Term for Deafness

(his/her ears, not, with it, hears)


Denial Listen to this term in Navajo

An unconscious defense mechanism used to reduce anxiety by denying the existence of conflicts or troublesome impulses.

Navajo Term for Denial

(they do not believe the result)

Navajo Term for Denial

(mother and father, their child/children, toward him/her, special needs, for him/her, screened, and,with them, were told)

Navajo Term for Denial

(the truth/everything there is, one does not bring it out in conversation)


Developmental Delay Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

Phrase used to describe a child who is in need of special services due to a significant delay or may also be at risk of having substantial developmental delays. The delays may occur in one or more of the following areas of development: physical, cognitive, communication, social/emotional, and adaptive.

Navajo Term for Developmental Delay

(children, behind/delayed)


Developmental Domains Listen to this term in Navajo

The growth and maturing process of a child's cognitive, communicative, social/emotional, physical, and adaptive function and abilities.

Navajo Term for Developmental Domains

(body, just, entire/whole, just, all of it, is able)


Diagnosis for Eligibility Listen to this term in Navajo

The identification of a child's developmental disability, using formal and informal evaluation procedures. The child may meet the criteria for early intervention services (NM definition) by being diagnosed with a developmental delay, having an establish conditions, or being at risk.

Navajo Term for Diagnosis for Eligibility

(children, concern, searching for it, based on that, knowing, and, by it, be able to work with, permitted)


Diagnostic (Navajo) Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

One who can investigate, identify, and describe the causes/reasons of a person's illness/disease through hand trembling, stargazing, and/or listening to ceremonies.

Navajo Term for Diagnostic

(gila monster, with it, one ask questions/spiritually diagnose)

Navajo Term for Diagnostic

(one ask questions/spiritually diagnose)

Navajo Term for Diagnostic

(star gazing)


Disability Listen to this term in Navajo

Inability or limitation in performing tasks, activities and roles in the manner, or within the range, considered normal for a person of the same age, gender, culture, and education. It may refer to a physical, mental, or sensory condition.

Navajo Term for Disability

(one's body, toward it, special needs, one is ackward/disability)


Disability Coordinator Listen to this term in Navajo

A individual given the role and responsibility of coordinating services for children with developmental disabilities and their families within the Head Start program.

Navajo Term for Disability Coordinator

(child/children, on him/her, something is the matter, one who helps them, for that reason, he/she walks about/coordinator)


Down's Syndrome Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

A congenital condition characterized by abnormal chromosomes, mental deficiency, a broad face, slanting eyes, a short fifth finger.

Navajo Term for Down's Syndrome

(old age, baby)

Navajo Term for Down's Syndrome

(body, just, will be, deficient/needs)