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Ambulant — not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk

Ambulatory — capable of walking

ASD — Autism spectrum disorder

ATP — Assistive Technology Professional

BMD — Becker muscular dystrophy

CRT — Complex Rehab Technology

CYSHCN — Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

ECG or EKG — Electrocardiogram, typically 10 electrodes are placed on your chest and extremities to measure the electrical output of your heart

Echo — Echocardiogram, ultrasound of the heart

DMD — Duchenne muscular dystrophy

DME — Durable Medical Equipment

DBMD — Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy

DEXA — Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, spectral imaging used to measure bone mineral density

Duchenne — a genetic fatal progressive muscle wasting condition

FDA — U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FVC — Forced Vital Capacity

Hashimoto’s — also called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that damages the thyroid and is the most common cause of hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism — underactive thyroid gland in which the thyroid can not make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally

Hypotonia — low muscle tone

Idiopathic — a disease or condition of unknown cause

IEP — Individualized Education Plan

Kyphosis — exaggerated curve of the upper spine causing roundback or in more serious cases hunchback

LVEF — left ventricular ejection fraction

Lordosis — significant inward curve of the lower spine, also called swayback

MCSE — Marathon County Special Education

MDA — Muscular Dystrophy Association

MRI — Magnetic Resonance Imaging, using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images within the body

mTT — myTeam Triumph

NCBI — National Center for Biotechnology

NORD — National Organization for Rare Disorders

PPMD — Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

PFTs — Pulmonary Function Tests

Physiatrist — a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation

RESNA — Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Scoliosis — C-shaped or S-shaped sideways curve of the spine that measures more than 10 degrees on X-ray

SLC — student led conference

UI — University of Iowa

last update: 02.22.2022

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