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E-MAIL

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The electronic version of a letter with instant delivery.

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E-THERAPY

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Internet based distance therapy used to expand clinical services to outlying people. Also called online therapy.

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EAHCA

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Abbreviation for Education for all handicapped children act.

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EARLY AND PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT (EPSDT)

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Screening for early signs of disorders and disease carried out at speific intervals.

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EARLY BILINGUALISM

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Where a child acquires 2 languages before the age of 5.

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EARLY EXPERIENCE

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Experienced acquired in the first 5 years of life.

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EARLY INTERVENTION

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The services provided on behalf of children who may be at risk of a developmental, behavioural or other condition from developing.

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EARLY MEMORY

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The adult recollection of childhood events back to that age of around 3.

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EARLY TRANSIENT INCAPACITATION (ET1)

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Any incapacitation that occurs as a result of exposure to radiation.

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EARLY-SELECTION THEORY

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A theory about attention saying that a filter blocks out unattended messages early in the strem of processing before a stimulus is activated.

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