Skills in the use of language which lead to proficiency in written or spoken communication.
The gradual expansion in complexity and meaning of symbols and sounds as perceived and interpreted by the individual through a maturational and learning process. Stages in development include babbling, cooing, word imitation with cognition, and use of short sentences.
Conditions characterized by deficiencies of comprehension or expression of written and spoken forms of language. These include acquired and developmental disorders.
Conditions characterized by language abilities (comprehension and expression of speech and writing) that are below the expected level for a given age, generally in the absence of an intellectual impairment. These conditions may be associated with DEAFNESS; BRAIN DISEASES; MENTAL DISORDERS; or environmental factors.
A system of hand gestures used for communication by the deaf or by people speaking different languages.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
Educational institutions.
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.
A course of study offered by an educational institution.
The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.
Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.
Professional society representing the field of dentistry.
The principle that items experienced together enter into a connection, so that one tends to reinstate the other.
The branch of pharmacology that deals directly with the effectiveness and safety of drugs in humans.
The period of medical education in a medical school. In the United States it follows the baccalaureate degree and precedes the granting of the M.D.
Mental activity, not predominantly perceptual, by which one apprehends some aspect of an object or situation based on past learning and experience.
The ability to speak, read, or write several languages or many languages with some facility. Bilingualism is the most common form. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Instructional materials used in teaching.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
Educational programs designed to inform physicians of recent advances in their field.
To move about or walk on foot with the use of aids.
The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It was known as the European Community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labor. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labor. The constituent countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997, p842)
A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.