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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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Parent/Legal Guardian Listen to this term in Navajo

A person acting as a parent of a child, or as a surrogate parent, who has been legally appointed. The child lives with this person who is legally responsible for the child's welfare.

Navajo Term for Parent

(mother and father)

Navajo Term for Legal Guardian

(one who raises one, one who cares for one (legal guardian)

Navajo Term for Responsible Caretaker

(the first one, children, for them, one is responsible caretaker)


Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Listen to this term in Navajo

A New Mexico parent training and information center for parents and children with developmental delays, disabilities, and special needs.

Navajo Term for Parents Reaching Out

(mother and father, children, their behavior, that is, that they are learning about it)


Parent Rights Listen to this term in Navajo

Legal rights guaranteed to parents as mandated by law. These rights include provision of services, protection of confidentiality, and complaint resolution (due process).

Navajo Term for Parents' Rights

(mother and father, rights, on them, placed)

Navajo Term for Parents' Rights

(mother and father, have rights)

Navajo Term for Parents' Rights

(law, covered, rights, have)


Parent Training Listen to this term in Navajo

Support available to the mother and father of a child with special needs to educate them on all aspects of their child's strengths and needs - physically, emotionally, medically, socially and educationally.

Navajo Term for Parent Training

(mother and father, they are taught/training)


Parental Consent Listen to this term in Navajo

The agreement and acceptance of a parent for the course of action relating to their child.

Navajo Term for Parental Consent

(mother and father, with it, rules/laws, on them, in placed, was, by it, they agree to)


Part B

A section of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which provides special education and related services for children with disabilities three through 21 years of age (including pre-school programs.)

Navajo Term for Part B

(children, toward them, special needs, law, at school, work with)


Part C

Early intervention program for infant and toddlers (age birth to 2 years) with developmental delays, special needs, and/or disabilities.

Navajo Term for Part C

(infant, and children, little, toward them, deficient/needs, law, based on, home, for them, services)


Participation Listen to this term in Navajo

Parents, children, and service providers to be a part of events and activities by interaction, involvement, and addressing issues and concerns relating to the needs, and available early intervention services, for the child and family.

Navajo Term for Participation

(work/occupation, from one end, half, will be)


Pediatrician Listen to this term in Navajo

A medical doctor specializing in the care of young children.

Navajo Term for Pediatrician

(infant, and, children, their, by it, medicine, one does (doctor)


Percentage Listen to this term in Navajo

A fraction, ratio, or proportion of a whole (e.g., 10%, 50%, 75%, etc).

Navajo Term for Percentage

(based on one, money, that floats about, 10 cents, of that much, 50 cents, of that much, 75 cents, of that much)


Physical Development Listen to this term in Navajo

The maturing process of one’s body.

Navajo Term for Physical Development

(body, growth)


Physical Examination Listen to this term in Navajo

A medical examination of the bodily functions and conditions of an individual.

Navajo Term for Physical Examination

(body, observation, examination)


Physical Impairment Listen to this term in Navajo

Impairment of a child's vision, hearing, gross and fine motor development, and quality of movement.

Navajo Term for Physical Impairment

(one’s body ( eyes, ears, taste, feeling/touch, movement) on it, something goes wrong with it/impairments)

Navajo Term for Physical Impairment

(just the entire body, somewhere, one’s body, on it, something is wrong)

Navajo Term for Physical Impairment

(somewhere, one’s body, on it, something is wrong, because of it, not, very much, able to move about)


Physical Therapist Listen to this term in Navajo

A certified/ licensed professional who specializes on gross motor development (large muscle development) such as crawling.

Navajo Term for Physical Therapist

(body, exercising it, one who works with it)


Physical Therapy Listen to this term in Navajo

Services to address the promotion of sensorimotor function through perceptual and motor development.

Navajo Term for Physical Therapy

(children’s body, by it, movements, helping them, with them, work/services)

Navajo Term for Physical Therapy

(among the body, exercising it)


Policies Listen to this term in Navajo

State statutes, regulations, governor’s orders, directives by the lead agency or other written documents which represents the state’s position concerning any legal mandate (including IDEA - Part B & C.)

Navajo Term for Policies

(by it, children, with them, work to be performed)

Navajo Term for Policies

(with it, rules/laws/policies)


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Listen to this term in Navajo

An emotionally stressful situation causing a serious injury or shock to the body with lasting psychological damage.

Navajo Term for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

(his/her thoughts, his/her mind, very, concussion, from it, on it, something the matter)

Navajo Term for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

(frightened, by it, stress disorder, became)


Prematurity Listen to this term in Navajo

Pre-term birth of a child born less than 30 weeks gestation.

Navajo Term for Prematurity

(one who was forced out/premature birth)


Prenatal Exposure Listen to this term in Navajo

Prenatal exposure to drugs or medications, which can cause harm to a fetus and known to be associated with the occurrence of developmental disabilities.

Navajo Term for Prenatal Exposure

(woman, when pregnant, drugs/substance abuse, she uses it, from it, baby/fetus, on it, something the matter, at birth)


Preschool Listen to this term in Navajo

An educational setting designed for children between 3-5 years of age.

Navajo Term for Preschool

(children, three to five, years old, ones going to school)

Navajo Term for Preschool

(finally, school, ready for it, one who grew)


Prevention Listen to this term in Navajo

To avoid an incident or occurrence to happen.

Navajo Term for Prevention

(on one’s, something might go wrong, preventing it, one is after it)

Navajo Term for Prevention

(not, will not happen, from it, one is doing it)


Procedural Safeguards Listen to this term in Navajo

Requirements set forth by IDEA which specify family rights and protections relating to provision of early intervention and special education services and the process for resolving individual child complaints concerning their rights.

Navajo Term for Procedural Safeguards

(mother and father, their children/child, toward them, deficient/needs, for them, needs, based on it, with them, known, words/language, for them, one after another, placed)


Psychological Evaluation Listen to this term in Navajo

The formal and professional investigation of a person’s mental process and behavior to evaluate the emotional and behavioral characteristics.

Navajo Term for Psychological Evaluation

(mind/thoughts, based on it, evaluation)


Psychological Services Listen to this term in Navajo

Administering psychological and developmental evaluations, interpreting, and integrating information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning, mental health, and development for a psychological program including counseling, training, and education.

Navajo Term for Psychological Services

(mind/thoughts, evaluation, with it, work/services)