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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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Occupational Therapist Listen to this term in Navajo Listen to this term in Navajo

A certified professional who specializes in fine motor development (small muscle development) such as the use of hands, fingers, and other small muscles.

Navajo Term for Occupational Therapist

(body, toward it, special needs, their work/services, and, their teaching/training)

Navajo Term for Occupational Therapist

(work/occupation, that area, one who peacefully works it/comforts it)


Occupational Therapy Listen to this term in Navajo

Services to address the functional needs of a child related to performance of adaptive development, adaptive behaviors and play, and sensory, motor and postural development.

Navajo Term for Occupational Therapy

(body, toward it, special needs, with it, occupation/service)


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Listen to this term in Navajo

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation within the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. that oversees services to individuals with disabilities.

Navajo Term for Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

(toward them, special needs, at an educational setting, with them, working/services, with it, space/center)

Navajo Term for Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

(from Washington/Fedral Government, children, toward them, deficient/needs, with them, they work)


Oppositional Listen to this term in Navajo

The abnormal behavior of a child, who exhibits resistance to being content, and causes conflict with others.

Navajo Term for Oppositional

(opposite, gets on that side, without hesitation, uprise commotion)

Navajo Term for Oppositional

(I am, I will win/come out on top, wanting, behavior, is that way


Orthopedic Impairment Listen to this term in Navajo

Impairment due to congenital or acquired defects in physical structure/function of the skeleton, joints, muscles, and/or fascia such as cerebral palsy, amputations, and fractures and burns which cause contracture.

Navajo Term for Orthopedic Impairment

(examples: hatsßid, hatsßin, hatsßoos dóó hadoh) bee nijiißnánígíí bààh dahazßâ (one’s body (examples: tendons, bones, nerves, and muscle) by it, one moves about, on it, impairment)

Navajo Term for Orthopedic Impairment

(body, at that area, with it, impairment)


Otitis Media Listen to this term in Navajo

Chronic ear infections.

Navajo Term for Otitis Media

(one’s inner ear, pus/infections, became/chronic)