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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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Indian Children’s Program (ICP) Listen to this term in Navajo

A community based program that provides supplemental services such as evaluation, training, technical assistance, and limited therapy to Native American children age’s birth to 21 years who have special needs and developmental disabilities.

Navajo Term for Indian Children's Program

(Indians/brown skins, their children, toward them, deficient/needs, with them, work/service provided)


Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Listen to this term in Navajo

Hospital unit that utilizes specialists such as physicians and nurses to care for patients, who are

in such serious condition, that they must be continuously monitored.

Navajo Term for Intensive Care Unit

(body, very much, it is, for it, care)


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

A federal law which contains requirements for serving children with developmental delays, birth through two years, and with disabilities through twenty-one (21) years and their families.

Navajo Term for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

(children, toward them, deficient/needs, based on it, rules, made


Individualized Education Program (IEP) Listen to this term in Navajo

An IEP is an educational plan developed with the child’s family to address concern, document present levels of performance, and provide appropriate educational programming and related services. The plan will describe what the family or child’s concerns are what plan of action will be taken, how, and who is responsible for providing special education and other related services.

Navajo Term for Individualized Education Program

(children, toward them, deficient/needs, paper, for them, written plan, following it, with them, work/service provided)


Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Listen to this term in Navajo

A written plan that helps describes how the family expects the early intervention program to work with them to reach expected outcomes. A work plan designed to let everyone know where they want to go, how they are going to get there, and what they need to do to make it happen.

Navajo Term for Individualized Family Service Plan

(hogan, from there, children, toward them, deficient/needs, paper, for them, written plan, following it, with them, work/service provided)


Infant with a Disability Listen to this term in Navajo

Children birth to one year of age that have been diagnosed with a physical or mental condition that has a high probability in developing delay.

Navajo Term for Infant with a Disability

(infant, just, toward it, special needs, one who is born)


Intellectual Delay Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

When a child is not progressing cognitively as quickly as his peers.

Navajo Term for Intellectual Delay

(one’s learning, and, ones thinking, by it, delayed, became)

Navajo Term for Intellectual Delay

(his/her thinking, by it, behind/delayed, became)


Interim Service Coordinator Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

A person who acts as a guide (for a short period of time) to ensure that a needed services are received by facilitating entry of Navajo children and families into the state early intervention system.

Navajo Term for Interim Service Coordinator

(under HIS, Navajo children, with disabilities, one who supports and works)


Interviewing Listen to this term in Navajo

A meeting at which time information is obtained from the family regarding the child.

Navajo Term for Interviewing

(by asking question, with one, one tells a story)


Intervention

This phrase is used to describe a process of assisting a child, with developmental delays, and his/her family. Intervention may include therapy, training, and or technical assistance to increase the child's developmental functions.

Navajo Term for Intervention

(children, toward them, deficient/needs, for them, intervention)

Navajo Term for Intervention

(children/child, toward him/her, special needs, for him/her, treatment)


Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Listen to this term in Navajo

A measure of general intelligence obtained by formal testing. It consists of either a ratio of mental age to chronological age or a score of deviation from an expected test performance by age.

Navajo Term for Intelligence Quotient

(Anglo, way, thoughts/thinking, researching)