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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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Failure to Thrive Listen to this term in Navajo

A child who is making little or no steady progress in growth and development.

!1 Failure to Thrive

(infant, to him/her, unable to thrive, at birth)


Family Centered Services Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

Recognition that the family is the constant in a child's life and that service systems and personnel must support, respect, encourage, and enhance the strength and competence of the family.

 

Navajo Term for Family Centered Services

(friendship/kinship, with it, one, being, mother, and, father, and their children, work/center)\

 

Navajo Term for Family Centered Services

 

(just, hogan/homes, at that place/space/service, with it, work/service)

Navajo Term for Family Centered Services

(from the home, the most important, with it, work/services)


Family counseling Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

A process that gives the family, as a unit, advice, opinions and instructions to help direct the judgment and/or conduct of the family.

 

Navajo Term for Family Counseling

 

(just one, from home, toward one, counseling, teachings)

 

Navajo Term for Family Counseling

 

(one’ children with them, toward ones, talking/counseling)


Family's Resources, Priorities, and Concerns Listen to this term in Navajo

A resource provides the child and family with support, and helps them to deal with whatever is of interest and importance to them. A family's priorities and concerns are situations and matters that are of importance and effect the parents and child.

 

Navajo Term for Family's Resources, Priorities, and Concerns

 

(hogan/homes, and special needs, work to be accomplished, work on, discussed)


Family Therapist Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

A specialist who provides counseling to help parents and children with special needs to be able to cope and deal with the illness or disability.

 

Navajo Term for Family Therapist

 

(one’s children, with them, toward one, talks/counseling, peace maker/comforter)

Navajo Term for Family Therapist

 

(home, from that place, with it, one who works)


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Listen to this term in Navajo

If an unborn child is exposed to alcohol because his/her mother drinks during pregnancy, the child may be born with "FAS." FAS is a disorder characterized by abnormalities in physical and mental development as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure. FAS can affect the child's appearance (i.e., growth and/ or features) and his/her brain development (i.e., thought process and his behavior.)


Navajo Term for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

 

(woman, when pregnant, with it, drinking, her baby/fetus, premature birth, will be at birth)


Fine Motor Listen to this term in Navajo

Development and movement of small muscles, such as holding a spoon, writing, drawing, or cutting scissors.

 

(child, his/her hands, with it, manipulation skills, development, and, based on it, one’s body, it is, one’s taste, one’s hearing, one’s smell, one’s sight, by it, growth)

Examples: Béésh adeeß yótàß (holds spoon), na’azoh (writes), na’ach’ààh draws)


Follow Up Listen to this term in Navajo

Supportive assistance throughout the duration of early intervention services. Follow up services may determine the adequacy of past and present programs in meeting the needs of the child/ family. The services may also ascertain the readiness of the child to benefit from new programs.

 

Navajo Term for Follow Up

 

(up to a period of time, when it becomes, one does follow up)


Foster Parent Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

One who gives parental care to a child even through they are not related to the child legally or by blood. Usually, done in a legal manner.

 

Navajo Term for Foster Parent

 

(mother and father, just one who does the caretaking)

Navajo Term for Foster Parent

 

(baby, raising, couple wishing, given to)