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computer-assisted instruction CAI; instructional activities that use a computer as the primary vehicle for teaching content or processes rather than one-to-one interaction with a student.
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(in-strŭk′shŏn) [L. instruere, to draw up, train]
1. A direction or command.
2. The act of teaching or furnishing information. instructional (in-strŭk′shŏn-ăl), adjective

computer-assisted instruction

Abbreviation: CAI
Computer-based instructional programs for individual learners. The term most often refers to drill and practice, tutorial, or simulation exercises used as stand-alone instruction or as supplementary materials. A more recent term is e-learning.

dental hygiene instruction

A program in which patients are taught the methods of oral hygiene and the importance of plaque control through proper toothbrushing, flossing, and appropriate nutrition.
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Patient discussion about instruction

Q. Does nutrition diet make sense to teach in schools since children have to eat the food their parents by them? I am a nutrition dietician. My ambition is to educate people about nutrition. I have planned to teach this to children who are going to be pillars of tomorrow so that they can share this information to their parents, neighbors and friends. Is this a good idea? But my doubt here are, does it make sense to teach nutrition in schools since children have to eat the food their parents buy them?

A. YES..YOU CANT SAVE EVERYONEBUT YOU CAN SAVE SOME OF teaching this new generation how to eat the long will be saving lives...some of these children go home and teach there parents about eating right....I didnt know how to use a computor,until my children showed me,I got i can do just about anything on it...I felt the same way at one time in my life..when i was working..I have had patients with COPD..that wouldnt stop smoking-even tho they knew they were going to die from it...but because i was a respiratory therapist/paramedic i helped save alot of peoples lives..and that makes you continues to help those who want help...and the same goes for you,obesitie is the #1 problem in the united states,so you will have a lot of work...peace...mrfoot56

Q. How can I help an ADHD child with her homework? My younger sister, who is in Kindergarten, has extreme ADHD. She rips up her homework when she comes home and gets sent to the principal's office almost everyday. The psychologist said to put her on Ritalin, but our father won't allow it. her biggest problem is Literature(She might also be Dyslexic, her dad is.)

A. Thanks..

Q. what do you think are the most important things an autistic child needs to learn? I would like other parents or caregivers of an autistic child or anyone else who has been touched by autism to answer please.

A. The most important thing for an autistic child to learn is the ability to imitate. Without this awareness of others, its hard to teach anything from communication, social norms, to academics, to ADL's.

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The party never instructed [them] to do that; we instructed only the party members.
But it had to be adjourned for 24 hours when barrister John Philpotts said that he had been instructed by the defence on Friday afternoon.
John Philpotts said that he had been instructed by the defence on Friday afternoon, but he had only become aware 10 minutes earlier that the prosecution had also apparently instructed him.
A solicitor would still have to be involved in the case of, for example, court action, but a Chartered Engineer who simply wants advice on a contract, for example, can now instruct a barrister directly.
* Instruct appropriate officials to determine whether requesting documentation in cases where no documentation is provided before initiating an audit would reduce the number of audits without significantly delaying refunds and, if so, implement such a strategy for the 2012 filing season.
Armando Martinez, D-Weslaco, asked the House to instruct the negotiators to "fully fund public education." That failed on a vote of 45-86.
If you feel that this is no longer possible and external assistance is necessary you may wish to consider one of the following: The traditional approach to family matters - this is where matters are dealt with by solicitors instructed by you and solicitors instructed by your husband (or with your husband directly) which would usually be done by way of correspondence.
Should the state representative from the district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80 percent by 2020, to phase out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects and to expand job-creating programs for locally owned businesses and cooperatives involved in renewable energy, conservation and sustainable agriculture?
For example, if we are able to pass along a cost saving in natural gas for a given week, we tell Wentworth about it, and they can instruct their buildings to switch over to burning gas for that week.
The court noted that the advertisement did not instruct an inmate to send in postage stamps in exchange for currency, but rather instructed the inmate to send a self-addressed stamped envelope to obtain details and an application.
If you are physically exhausted and unable to teach an extra class say, "I'm sorry I can't assist you today, but keep me in mind for next time." If you have taught two step classes that day and are asked to instruct a third, inquire if you may change the format to a strength-training class.