Glossary D

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)  devised a Theory of Evolution that emphasized a struggle for survival that results in the natural selection of the most fit organisms.

Daily hassle refers to everyday events that people experience as harmful, threatening, or annoying.

Daily hassles is defined as minor daily stressful events which are believed to have a cumulative effect in increasing the likelihood of illness . They are everyday events that people experience as harmful, threatening, or annoying.

Daily Life Therapy (HIGASHI) refers to a programme that aims to provide autistic children with a systematic education through group dynamics, modelling and physical activity.

Daily Value is a standard used in nutritional labeling .

Daimonic is a term which according to May refers to any human attribute or function that in moderation is positive but in excess is negative.

DAISY Files refers to a non-proprietary format for electronic text that allows for the pairing of text with an MP3 file. DAISY requires a specialised playback device or computer software to use. The system also allows the student to navigate through the text via word, heading, chapter or page. (See Digital Accessible Information System )

Dale-Chall Index refers to a method of determining the read- ability level of written material by looking at the number of commonly known words used in the document.

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