Glossary / Common Terms

We understand you may encounter some unfamiliar terms during appointments or while exploring treatment options for your child. Use this glossary for definitions and abbreviations of common terms.

Adjusted Age or Corrected Age
BAER - Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response
CP - Cerebral Palsy
MAI - Movement Assessment Index of Infant
Bayley Test - Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development. Used to measure mental and motor development and test behavior of children from 12 to 42 months of age.
IVH - Intraventricular hemorrhage
ECMO - Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
GA - Gestational age
CLD - Chronic lung disease
HIE - Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
INO - Inhaled Nitric Oxide
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
PVL - Periventricular Leukomalacia
VER - Visual Evoked Response