Autism spectrum disorder

“The autism spectrum is a range of neurodevelopmental conditions generally characterized by difficulties in social interactions and communication, repetitive behaviors, intense interests, and unusual responses to sensory stimuli” (

Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder

“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by excessive amounts of inattention, carelessness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that are pervasive, impairing in multiple contexts, and otherwise age-inappropriate” (

Cerebral palsy

“ […] cerebral palsy is a group of permanent, but not unchanging, disorders of movement and/or posture and of motor function, which are due to a non-progressive interference, lesion, or abnormality of the developing/immature brain.” (Sadowska et al., 2020).

Sadowska M, Sarecka-Hujar B, Kopyta I. Cerebral Palsy: Current Opinions on Definition, Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Classification and Treatment Options. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2020 Jun 12; 16: 1505-1518. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S235165. PMID: 32606703; PMCID: PMC7297454.

Developmental disability

“Developmental disability is a diverse group of chronic conditions that are due to mental or physical impairments that arise before adulthood. Developmental disabilities cause individuals living with them many difficulties in certain areas of life, especially in "language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living". Developmental disabilities can be detected early on and persist throughout an individual's lifespan.” (

Level of evidence

Level of evidence is defined according to the quality of the research. The higher the quality of the research study (and number of studies showing similar findings), the higher is the level of evidence.


Telerehabilitation refers to the “delivery of medical or rehabilitative care to persons with rehabilitation needs via telecommunication or the internet” (Marcalee, 2022).

Marcalee A. (2022). Chapter 1- Introduction in Telerehabilitation: Elsevier, pp 1-3. ISBN 9780323824866,