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1. Of or relating to integration.
2. Tending or serving to integrate.
3. Relating to a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to medicine that combines conventional treatments with alternative therapies such as homeopathy or naturopathy.

in′te·gra′tive·ly adv.
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Q. My child is suffering from autism and was told to have Auditory Integration Therapy…what is it?

A. An Alternative Treatments where the child listens to different sounds with the goal to improve on language comprehension and it helps receive more balanced sensory input from the environment they live in. It has been reported that children had significant behavioral and language gains after this treatment.

Q. How can I get my son into a normal school? He was diagnosed as autistic but he is intelligent and is able to go through normal education. But I don’t want him to be socially disconnected…

A. If done in a proper way it can be an excellent idea! Your son will flourish and will develop as best as he can. But if just moving him to a regular school without any preparation to him, class and teacher- that can end up very bad. So talk to the teacher the headmaster and councilor explain and work up a plan. Then it must be explained to the class. and don’t forget your son…he needs to understand that he might get unpleasant reactions sometimes.

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As the semester progressed, they became more interested in German, desired more for better communication with German-speaking people, and became more integratively motivated to learn German, although some studied the language still for studying in Germany and becoming more qualified in the future job market.
The study of Shelbani, 2012, Hashwani, 2010; Matsuzaki (2006), asserted that their knowledge about acquiring the highest target language integratively orientation may be harder to foster as an important driving force for learning Deutsch.
In terms of personality, integratively complex individuals have been found to be higher on openness and creativity than those who are less complex (Tetlock, Peterson & Berry, 1993).
The result is that students are often not internally, integratively, motivated to pursue their study of English, resulting in lower proficiency.
Individuals' dislike of integratively complex alternatives correlates positively with a higher need for cognitive closure (63) and with conservative political ideologies.
On the other hand, learners who are integratively motivated want to interact with members of the other community, get to know the target language culture better and even become part of it.
As such, the book lacks an organizing structure, but it does have a coherent unifying argument: the different topics covered connect and correlate integratively building up toward an enlightened discourse about Islam and its theological tenets.
Each of these skills is related integratively, so that together they exert multivariate effects upon a variety of vocational outcomes.
If, however, we consider these approaches integratively, they offer a useful "bifocal" lens for the entrepreneurship researcher interested in issues of network process.
If the students are integratively and instrumentally motivated, it may be easier for teachers because the students will be aware of the importance of acquiring a foreign language.

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