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H4EDTA

H4EDTA is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.

Haldol

Haldol is a brand name for Haloperidol, a type of conventional or typical antipsychotic drug, which is used to treat psychotic disorders and symptoms.

Haldol Concentrate

Haldol Concentrate is a brand name for Haloperidol, a type of conventional or typical antipsychotic drug, which is used to treat psychotic disorders and symptoms.

Halliwick Method

The Halliwick method was designed to introduce people with disabilities to the aquatic environment.

Hallucination

Hallucination is a disorder characterised by hearing, seeing, smelling or feeling things which are not there.

Haloperidol

Haloperidol is a type of conventional or typical antipsychotic drug which is used to treat psychotic disorders and symptoms.

Haloperidol Intensol

Haloperidol Intensol is a brand name for Haloperidol, a type of conventional or typical antipsychotic drug, which is used to treat psychotic disorders and symptoms.

Hamartoma

A hamartoma is a benign (noncancerous) tumorlike malformation made up of an abnormal mixture of cells and tissues found in areas of the body where growth occurs

HANDLE

HANDLE is an acronym for the Holistic Approach to Neurodevelopment and Learning Efficiency.

Hanen Program for Parents of Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum

The Hanen Program for Parents of Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum is the full name for TalkAbility, a programme run by the Hanen Centre in Ontario, which is designed for families with children aged three to seven on the mild end of the autism spectrum.

Hanen Programs

The Hanen Programs are parent education prgrammes for parents of children on the autism spectrum run by the Hanen Centre in Ontario, Canada.

HBOT

HBOT is an acronym for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is the medical use of oxygen at a higher than atmospheric pressure.

HDPM

HDPM is an acronym for high doses of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and magnesium.

Healing Touch

Healing touch is another name for therapeutic touch, an intervention in which the practitioner claims to alter the patient's energy field through an energy transfer that moves from the hands of the practitioner to the patient.

Hearing / Sound Perception

Some people with autism are reported to have hearing problems of various kinds but very few autistic people are hard of hearing or deaf.

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback

Heart rate variability (HRA or HRV) biofeedback is a form of biofeedback which measures heart rate.

Heavy Metal

A heavy metal is a metallic element which is toxic and has a high density, specific gravity or atomic weight.

Heilkunst

Heilkunst is a naturopathic approach which uses a range of treatments according to the needs of the individual patient.

Heller's Syndrome

Heller's syndrome is another term for childhood disintegrative disorder, an extremely rare form of autism.

Helminthic therapy

Helminthic therapy is the use of parasitic worms, such as trichuris suis, for therapeutic purposes.

About This Glossary

This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..

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