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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMINOLOGY

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School Psychologist Listen to this term in Navajo

A person trained and educated to perform psychological evaluation and conduct therapy with children/students who are experiencing emotional or behavior difficulties.

Navajo Term for School Psychologist

(at school, one’s mind/thoughts, one who does evaluation)


Screening Listen to this term in Navajo

An initial process of identifying children whom appear to have delays or developmental needs. Screening activities may warrant further investigation or referral.

Navajo Term for Screening

(very first time, screening, with it, knowledge/results)


Seizures Listen to this term in Navajo

An uncontrollable discharge of nerve cells which may spread to other cells nearby or throughout the entire brain. It may be associated with loss of consciousness and tremors.

Navajo Term for Seizures

(one who has seizures/fire up with raging behavior/emotion)

Navajo Term for Seizures

(many times, lots of time, seizures/fits)


Self-Esteem Listen to this term in Navajo

A sense of one’s own dignity, worth and confidence.

Navajo Term for Self-Esteem

(with oneself, respect, self-esteem)


Sensory Impairment Listen to this term in Navajo

Limited use of the major senses (hearing, taste, touch, sight, smell) in a normal way or to a normal degree.

Navajo Term for Sensory Impairment

(somewhere, one’s body, on it, something is the matter, sight, hearing, tactile/feeling/touch, smell, taste)


Separation Anxiety Listen to this term in Navajo

The fear and/or uneasiness of being parted with what is comforting and secure, such as from something or someone that one is dependent upon.

Navajo Term for Separation Anxiety

(a child, not, his/her mother, separation)

Navajo Term for Separation Anxiety

(not, separation, by it, has it set)


Service Coordinator Listen to this term in Navajo

Coordinates all services and serves as a point of contact in helping parents/families to obtain services and assistance they need.

Navajo Term for Service Coordinator

(infant and children, with disabilities, working/services)


Service Delivery Listen to this term in Navajo

A procedure for providing assistance and services to children, who are eligible for intervention.

Navajo Term for Service Delivery

(children, toward them, needs, with it, work/service)


Service Providers Listen to this term in Navajo

Certified and trained specialist ranging from service coordinators, therapists, trainers, to doctors, whose duties are to provide direct and indirect services to children with developmental disabilities and delays.

Navajo Term for Service Providers

(children, toward them, deficient/needs, with them, they work)


Services Listen to this term in Navajo

The occupation and duties of entities who are operating and designed to provide training, technical/medical assistance, advocacy, etc. to children with special needs and disabilities.

Navajo Term for Services

(children, toward them, needs, with them, work will be done, with it, centers)


Severe Attachment Disorder Listen to this term in Navajo

Lack of infant-caregiver bonding which impedes the infant or child’s ability to enter into emotionally satisfying relationships later in life.

Navajo Term for Severe Attachment Disorder

(mother, her baby, not, making any attachment)

Navajo Term for Severe Attachment Disorder

(baby, not, his/her mother, with each other, making any attachment)


Social Work Services Listen to this term in Navajo

Services provided by a social worker, who may evaluate a child’s living condition and patterns of parent-child interactions. Services may include, counseling and working with issues surrounding the child/family living situations to access maximum resource and benefits for families.

Navajo Term for Social Work Services

(paper/reports, carrying it, people, among them, one walks, works)

Navajo Term for Social Work Services

(going among the community, one does work/services)


Social Worker Listen to this term in Navajo

A person serving as a liaison between the professional team and other parties concerned with the child including, the family, funding sources, friends and representatives of past and future placements. An important role of the social worker is to help ensure that if home placement is not adequate/satisfactory for the benefit of the child, the social worker provides assistance in identifying other alternatives.

Navajo Term for Social Worker

(paper/book/reports, carrier, people, with them, one works)


Special Education Listen to this term in Navajo

Instructional program/service designed and available to students who’s learning needs cannot be met by a standard school curriculum due to their special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Navajo Term for Special Education

(children, toward them, deficient/needs, just, what he/she can do, that much, teaching them, learns)


Special Instruction Listen to this term in Navajo

Individualized instruction designed to promote a child’s acquisition of skills and to enhance his/her development. This information must be a part of the child's plan (IEP/IFSP).

Navajo Term for Special Instruction

(children, toward them, deficient/needs, just, what, he/she can do, that much, teaching him/her)


Speech Delay Listen to this term in Navajo

Delay in how a child talks in respect to specific sound production and speech intelligibility.

Navajo Term for Speech Delay

(words/language, pronouncing it, by it, behind, became)

Navajo Term for Speech Delay

(words/language, by it, speak out, just, very much, for him/her, difficult/hard)


Speech-Language Pathologist Listen to this term in Navajo

An individual qualified to diagnose and treat speech and language disorders and is trained in the development of speech, language and other forms of communication.

Navajo Term for Speech Language Pathologist

(words/language, pronouncing it, by it, behind, became, with them, one who works)

Navajo Term for Speech Language Pathologist

(words/language, by it, speak out, just, very much, for him/her, difficult/hard, with them, one whom works)


Standardized tests Listen to this term in Navajo

Test composed of selected materials, with specific directions for use, adequately determined norms, and data on reliability and validity.

Navajo Term for Standardized Tests

(at school, test paper, by means of it, one is challenge, with it, examination/test)


Stuttering Listen to this term in Navajo

A disturbance in the normal fluency and timing of speech such as blocking, prolongation, and repetition of sounds.

Navajo Term for Stuttering

(stuttering)

Navajo Term for Stuttering

(one who does stuttering)