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the assisting of a child with achieving developmental skills when impairments have caused delaying or blocking of initial acquisition of the skills. Habilitation can include cognitive, social, fine motor, gross motor, or other skills that contribute to mobility, communication, and performance of activities of daily living and enhance quality of life.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Educating people with functional limitations so that they can live in society more easily.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
habilitationTraining of the disabled in needed skills.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005