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Section: Health

Glossary of Terms


Attending a health review or assessment for your child can seem like an ordeal, especially when you are not sure of the medical terminology being used. There are some many useful guides already available and we have listed links to the ones we know of.

A good introduction to basic medical terminology has been put together by Contact a Family at the following link :

Contact a Family also produce an A-Z of conditions that provides information on key disabilities and terms. Go to the following link for details :

For children on the autistic spectrum, the National Autistic Society produce a very comprehensive guide, available at :