LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning)

A programme for applying Alternative and Augmentative Communication (see AAC) with people with autism.

Lateral Pressure Equipment

Equipment, such as the hugging machine, which allow individuals to apply deep pressure to themselves.

LEAP (Learning Experiences, an Alternative Programme)

A programme for children with autism to learn alongside mainstream children.

Learning Disability

A disorder which affects the brain’s ability to receive and process information and, therefore, affects learning.

Lesch Nyhan Syndrome

A rare disorder caused by the deficiency of HPRT (hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase).

Lipoic Acid

A naturally occurring anti-oxidant in the body.

Lovaas Method

Early intensive behavioural intervention which follows the principles of applied behavioural analysis (see ABA).

Lumatron Therapy

The use of a special machine called a Lumatron to produce coloured light to stimulate an individual.

LWS (Lightwave Stimulation)

A therapy which involves stimulating the retina of the eye with coloured lights.