ICD 10

The latest version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.

Immuno therapies

Therapies which are designed to help the immune system work more effectively.


A naturally occuring protein which is used by the immune system to identify and neutralise bacteria and viruses.

Immunoglobulin therapy

The use of immunoglobulins (see immunoglobulin) to build immunity against infectious diseases.


The study of how the immune system responds to the environment.


The number of new cases of a disease which appear during a prescribed period of time. This number can be used to measure the frequency of a disease.


The practice of placing students with a disability into a general education classroom with children who do not have disabilities.

Individual education plans

A plan setting out learning targets for an individual and how the educational establishment plans to help the individual meet those targets.

Infantile psychosis

A term sometimes used for infantile autism (see infantile autism).

Inflammatory bowel disease

A chronic inflammatory disease that can occur anywhere in the gut.


Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.

Integrated Movement Therapy

A therapy which combines talk therapy with yoga.

Integrative medicine

Conventional and complementary medicine used alongside each other.

Intensive behavioural intervention

A structured intervention whereby the individual is taught a range of skills by a group of therapists.


Any treatment or therapy whether preventative, remedial or compensatory used to improve a condition.

Intuitive colorimeter

A device which can be used by the reader to shine different coloured light so that they can see better.

Intuitive overlay

A piece of coloured transparent plastic placed over a page to help the individual to read more easily.

IQ (Intelligence quotient)

A score obtained from different tests designed to measure intelligence.