WAIS (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale)

A test used to establish the cognitive abilities of adults.

Welch method

A holding therapy based on enforced holding of the individual by the therapist until the individual stops resisting or until a certain period of time has elapsed.

West’s syndrome

A condition which appears in infants between 3 and 8 months of age and is characterised by spasms.

Wilbarger technique

A therapy based on brushing of the skin with an element of firm pressure using a surgical brush.

Williams syndrome

A condition caused by abnormality of the chromosomes and can cause learning disabilities.

Work system

The same as visual schedule. (See visual schedule)