• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 01st July, 2011
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Orthography

A method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols. Standardized spelling is one part of orthography, which also includes rules about capitalization, word breaks, and punctuation.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Tuesday 07th April, 2009
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outcomes

In the context of children’s services, outcomes are the impact of activities – generally speaking a service or set of services – on children’s development. They often refer to reductions in developmental impairment but may be positive or negative.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Sunday 02nd November, 2008
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overcrowding

Overcrowding is determined according to a standard definition. A number is generated by dividing the number of rooms in the accommodation by the number of people living there. If the result is higher than 1.5 the accommodation is said to be overcrowded.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Sunday 21st September, 2008
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand-washing, counting, checking or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away.…

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