See related terms: Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive, and Living Will. A condition in which white blood cell counts fall below safe levels. Aided communication approaches include the use of actual objects, communication boards with photographs or symbols, or "high tech" voice output devices that "speak" for the person. It can be a side effect of antipsychotic medication. A person may pace or fidget and appear restless or nervous. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia among older people.
It can be mistaken for agitation caused by the treatment of psychosis. The disease usually begins after age 60, and risk goes up with age.
Caution must be taken not to over medicate the person as a response. It can be a side effect of antipsychotic medication. There is some indication that people with certain disabilities, Down Syndrome being one of them, are at increased risk for onset at an earlier age.
Example: an "accessible van" means that there is a wheel chair lift and handrails so that persons with disabilities may be able to get in and out of the van.
This is usually a change that helps a student work around his or her disability.
This term is one that is commonly defined very specifically by state laws or regulations. States that have specifically provided links to definitions or information regarding this term through special CDS customizations content include: PA, KS, MN.