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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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Mediation Listen to this term in Navajo

A problem solving process to work towards a solution with a mediator.

Navajo Term for Mediation

(mother, and, father, and children, with them, those who work, just, friendly/peacefully, with it, extending out, reason for it, meeting conducted, between them, disagreement/argument, when there is one)

Navajo Term for Mediation

(with one another, reason for, one does talking it over)


Medical History Listen to this term in Navajo

A narrative describing the sequence and events of a person's health history, including his/hers current status.

Navajo Term for Medical History

(between them, history, based on it, one’s paper, in order, in place)

Navajo Term for Medical History

(at the hospital/clinic, with it, one is known about)


Medical Records Listen to this term in Navajo

Documentation of an individual's medical history that includes chronological information relating to a person’s health.

Navajo Term for Medical Records

(one’s body, about it, care, paper/record, by means of it, knowledge)

Navajo Term for Medical Records

(at the hospital, one’s paper/medical record, that is there in place)


Medically Fragile Listen to this term in Navajo

A chronic physical condition, which results in a prolonged dependency on medical care for which skilled nursing intervention is necessary.

Navajo Term for Medically Fragile

(just, very much, with it, care, for it, one’s care)


Mental Age Listen to this term in Navajo

A measure used in psychological testing that expresses an individual’s mental attainment in terms of the number of years it takes an average child to reach the same level. Children's mental ages may be greater or lesser than their actual age.

Navajo Term for Mental Age

(thinking/mind/thoughts, one grows older)


Mental Retardation Listen to this term in Navajo

Subaverage intellectual ability that is equivalent to or less than an IQ of 70, is present from birth or infancy and is manifested by abnormal development, learning difficulties, and problems in social adjustment.

Navajo Term for Mental Retardation

(one’s mind/thinking, just, deficient/needs, becomes)


Metabolic Disorders Listen to this term in Navajo

A condition of the newborn resulting from various metabolic disorders causing various symptoms, which disrupts normal functions.

Navajo Term for Metabolic Disorders

(one’s body, blood, on it, drained/flashed, not, working, become)


Motor Listen to this term in Navajo

Moving and using one's body; pertaining to movement.

Navajo Term for Motor

(one's body, by means of it, one moves about, and by means of it, one manipulates things)


Motor Delays Listen to this term in Navajo

A delay in a child's fine and gross motor development.

Navajo Term for Motor Delays

(child/children, physical movement, delayed, becomes)

Navajo Term for Motor Delays

(not, in a hurry, moves about)