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E-communities is another name for online communities (such as listservs, chatrooms, forums and websites) used by people on the autism spectrum and others to talk to one another.
|Ear-Level Remote Microphone
An ear-level remote microphone is a microphone which records the speaker’s voice in close proximity to the mouth (usually via a microphone worn at the lapel) and sends the signal directly to the listener.
|EARC Monarch Program
The EARC Monarch Program is a programme of activities run by the Emory Autism Resource Center in Georgia, US for or school-age students with autism.
|Early Infantile Autism
Early infantile autism is another term for autistic disorder, which is a form of autism.
|Early Intensive Behavioural Interventions
Early intensive behavioural interventions (EIBIs) are multi-component packages which use a wide range of behavioural techniques and which are aimed at preschool children on the autism spectrum.
|Early Intervention Readiness Program
The Early Intervention Readiness Program (EIRP), is a family support programme developed in response to the limited availability of comprehensive and individualized support for families in Australia during the challenging post-ASD diagnosis period.
|Early Social Interaction Project
The Early Social Interaction Project is a combined, multicomponent intervention programme for toddlers who are at risk for autism and their families.
|Early Start Denver Model
The Early Start Denver Model is a fusion of the Denver Model and pivotal response training, in which a multi-disciplinary treatment group devises a personalised treatment plan for each child, which is delivered in the home and elsewhere by the parents of the child.
|EarlyBird Plus Programme
The EarlyBird Plus Programme is another name for the NAS EarlyBird Plus Programme which is a modified form of the NAS EarlyBird programme.
The EarlyBird Programme is another name for the NAS EarlyBird Programme, a programme run by the National Autistic Society in the UK.
Ebixa is a brand name for memantine, which is a type of medication called NMDA receptor antagonist.
The ECHO Autism project uses secure video conferencing to connect primary care providers to a team of specialists at an academic medical centre.
Echolia is repeating words or sounds, usually over and over, without necessarily understanding their meaning.
ECT is an acronym for electro-convulsive therapy, a treatment in which seizures are induced by passing electricity through the brain of an anaesthetised individual.
Edetate is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.
Edetate disodium is a drug used to treat a condition called hypercalcemia, in which there is too much calcium in the blood.
Edetic acid is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.
EDTA is an acronym for Ethylene-Diamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.
The term educational intervention tends to mean any intervention which is delivered in an educational setting (such as a nursery, a school or a college) or which aims to educate i.e. teach or develop, the recipients of the intervention.
EEG-biofeedback is another term for neurofeedback training, a form of biofeedback.
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