DISENGAGED FAMILY

A family with memberswithdrawn from each other both emotionally and psychologically.

DYSBULIA

1. A difficulty in thinking and maintaining attention. 2. Lack of will power or volition.

DISCHARGE RATE

The ratio of patients sent home during a set period of time from a hospital.

DISCRIMINATING POWER

Able to measure and distinguish between 2 groups being measured.

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN EDUCATION

In contrast to achievement tests, diagnostic tests are designed to analyze individual performance and identify special disabilities. Most of these tests are concerned with...

DETACHED RETINA

The separationof the inner layer of the retina from the outer pigment layer. Also called retinal detachment. See diabetic retinopathy.

DIFFERENTIAL CONDITIONING

Pavlovian experiment where 2 or more stimuli are used where only 1 will produce an outcome.

DAY TREATMENT

a system or organized interdisciplinary evaluation, remediation, and rehabilitation services rendered by professionals and paraprofessionals for handicapped persons or a physical or cognitive nature,...

DECULTURATION

The process where aspects of one culture is lost after contact with another one. Compare acculturation.

DISTRIBUTION

Relationship between values a variable may take and the relative number of cases with each value.

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