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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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Navajo Traditional Healing Listen to this term in Navajo

A traditional custom or ritual of the Dine people performed by medicine men/women to regain harmony and balance to restore the person's physical, emotional, and spiritual strength.

Navajo Term for Navajo Traditional Healing

(the people, their ceremony)


Navajo as a Primary Language Listen to this term in Navajo

The acquisition of Navajo as the child's first language.

Navajo Term for Navajo as a primary language

(people, their language)

Navajo Term for Navajo as a primary language

(children, very first, language, learned)


Neglect Listen to this term in Navajo

Disregard, or ignore what should or needs to be done.

Navajo Term for Neglect

(children, not, aware of their needs)

Navajo Term for Neglect

(children, not, cared for)


Networking Listen to this term in Navajo

A group of people working together for a common goal.

Navajo Term for Networking

(one to the other, with one another, working)

Navajo Term for Networking

(to another, referring him/her there, working)


Neural Tube Defect (Spina Bifida) Listen to this term in Navajo

Defects such as an incorrect or severely under developed brain and/or spinal cord resulting in spina bidfida or anencephaly. Babies with spina bidfida have muscle weakness, paralysis, or loss of sensation in the legs and may develop fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus). Babies born with anencephaly have severely underdeveloped brain and skull.

Navajo Term for Neural Tube Defect

(baby, his/her artery/vein, and, his/her brain, where it extends out, not fully developed, at birth)


Nursing Services Listen to this term in Navajo

Health/medical services provided by a nurse to prevent health problems, restore/improve functioning, promote optimal health and development through administration of medication, treatments, and/or regiment prescribed by licensed physicians.

Navajo Term for Nursing Services

(nurse medicine, when carrying it on an open container, with it, space/area/service)


Nutritional ServicesListen to this term in Navajo

Provides assessment, development, and monitoring of appropriate dietary needs, to address individual needs based upon nutritional history, dietary intake, feeding skills/problems, and food habits/preference.

Navajo Term for Nutritional Services

(food, good/nutritional ones, with it, services)


Nutritionist Listen to this term in Navajo

A specialist trained and certified to provide nutritional advice, education, and training on the importance of healthy diets, proper food intake, and body nourishment.

Navajo Term for Nutritionist

(food, good/nutritional ones, one who prepares)

Navajo Term for Nutritionist

(food, good/nutritional ones, the usage of it, expert/knows it)