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a rehabilitation report, school assessment, or other disability-related
document can be a real challenge if you don't know the lingo
or the acronyms. These resources will help.
- Acronyms Frequently
Used in Special/Gifted Education
- A quick
reference from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted
- Alphabet Soup
very own guide to disability-related acronyms, with hyperlinks
to relevant sections of The DRM WebWatcher.
- CancerWeb On-line
- This extensive
medical dictionary includes "terms relating to biochemistry,
cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics,
plant biology, radiobiology, science and technology. It includes:
acronyms, jargon, theory, conventions, standards, institutions,
projects, eponyms, history, in fact anything to do with medicine
- Inclusion & Parent Advocacy
- Terminology (Disability Resources)
of terms relating to inclusion, including procedural terminology;
inclusion, full inclusion, mainstreaming and integration; and
common techniques and strategies
- International Classification
of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICIDH-2)
- The ICIDH-2
classification was developed and revised to provide a unified
and standard language and framework for the description of health
and health-related states. The revised classification defines
components of health and some health-related components of well-being
(such as education, labour, etc.). The website includes downloadable,
searchable, and foreign language editions.
- This web
site features technical and popular medical terms in eight European
languages : English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese and Danish. Includes separate word lists, glossaries,
multilingual glossary and dictionary.
- Pharma-Lexicon [added 5/20/01]
- An extensive
and easy-to-use guide to pharmaceutical acronyms/abbreviations
and find out what they stand for.
- A fairly
extensive list of disability terminology with short, readable
definitions, from Parentpals.com.
- Sign Language
- Resources in your state
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