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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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Head Start Listen to this term in Navajo

A comprehensive child development program which is operated by the Navajo Nation/Dine' Division of Education.

Navajo Term for Head Start

(small children, three to five years old, in school)


Health Services Listen to this term in Navajo

A status that enables a child to receive health care services (such as tubal feeding, change of dressing, tracheostomy care, intermittent catheterization, etc.) which are necessary for a child to benefit from other early intervention services.

Navajo Term for Health Services

(body, about it, care, with it, work/ services)


Hearing Loss Listen to this term in Navajo

Having lost the process, function, or power of perceiving sounds. Hearing loss may range from slight tototal deafness.

Navajo Term for Hearing Loss

(child, not able to hear, he/she became)


Herbs Listen to this term in Navajo

A plant of plant parts valued for its medicinal purposes.

Navajo Term for Herbs

(growing things/plants, medicinal herb)


Herbalist Listen to this term in Navajo

One who practices healing by the use of herbs; one who collects or grows herbs for their medicinal uses.

 

Navajo Term for Herbalist

 

(medicinal herb, one who dug it out)


Home Visits Listen to this term in Navajo

Service providers conducting physical visits to the home of the family of a child with special needs to provide early intervention services.

 

Navajo Term for Home Visits

 

(at home, with them, work/teaching/services)


Hyperactive Listen to this term in Navajo

The state or condition of being excessively or pathologically active.

 

Navajo Term for Hyperactive

 

(without stability, he gets/runs into everything; hyperactive person)