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I Believe in Me Not OCB!

I Believe in Me Not OCB! is a 'function-based' cognitive behavioural therapy programme designed to reduce obsessive compulsive behaviors.

ICD 10

ICD 10 is an acronym for the latest (10th) version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.

Idebenone

Idebenone is an organic compound of the quinone family which is supposed to promote nerve growth factor in the brain.

Idiopathic Autism

Idiopathic autism ( also known as non-syndromic autism) is a term used to describe cases where autism is the primary diagnosis - and not secondary to an existing condition caused by a well-known genetic variant, such as Rett syndrome.

Imipramine

Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant sold under various brand names including Tofranil.

Immune Globulin

Immunoglobulins - including intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), gamma globulin or immune serum globulin - are substances derived from human blood plasma.

Immune System

The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body from infection.

Immuno Therapies

Immuno therapies are a group of interventions which are designed to make the immune system work more effectively.

Immunomodulator

An immunomodulator is a substance, such as a drug, which has an effect on the immune system.

Implementation

Implementation is the act of implementing, or putting into effect or fulfilling, something.

Improvisational Music Therapy

Improvisational music therapy (IMT) is a term used to describe music therapy methods that employ improvising as a primary therapeutic experience where the client and therapist spontaneously create music using singing, playing, and movement.
 

Impulsivity

Impulsivity or impulsiveness is a condition in which someone tends to, or is likely to, act suddenly and without considering the consequences.

IMT

IMT is an acronym for improvisational music therapy, a term used to describe music therapy methods that employ improvising as a primary therapeutic experience where the client and therapist spontaneously create music using singing, playing, and movement.
 

Incidence

Incidence is a measure of the rate of occurrence of new cases of a disease or disorder.

Incidental Teaching

Incidental teaching is a form of teaching in which a teacher takes advantage of naturally occurring 'incidents' or situations to provide learning opportunities for the student.

Inclusion

Inclusion means a wide range of things.  It can mean being accepted by other people, taking part in community life, able to lead an independent life.  Or it can mean able to lead as normal a life as possible, included in the workplace, included in social/recreational activities and offered the same opportunities as others.

Incredible Years

The Incredible Years is a group-based programme that aims to provide developmentally appropriate interventions to parents, children, and teachers.

Inderal

Inderal is a brand name for propranolol, a type of drug called a β-adrenergic antagonist (beta blocker).

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model

 The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model is a form of supported employment.

Infant Start

Infant Start programme is an adapted version of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) targeted for infants.

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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