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Secure base refers to the use of a Caregiver as a base from which to explore the environment and to which to return for emotional

Sedative refers to a psychoactive substance that has a calming effect on the central nervous system.

sedative is also a sleep-inducing drugs that tend to decrease central nervous system and behavioral activity.

A Selection item is a test item to which the pupil responds by selecting the answer from choices given;

Selective Amnesia refers to the inability to remember some, but not all, events that occurred in a specified time period.

selective attention refers to the ability to concentrate exclusively on relevant stimuli and to avoid distraction by irrelevant stimuli in the environment.

selective mutism refers to developmental disorder characterized by the individual’s consistent failure to speak in specific social situations despite speaking in other situations.

Selective placement is the placing of adopted children in homes resembling those of their biological parents in social and

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors refers to a drug that blocks the reuptake of Serotonin into the presynaptic terminal.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors is also calle

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