Special Education Glossary and Acronyms

  • ABA - Applied Behavioral Analysis

    ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

    ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

    ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    APE - Adapted Physical Education

    ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder

    ASL - American Sign Language

    AT - Assistive Technology

    AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress

    BP - Bi-Polar Disorder

    BSP - Behavioral Support Plan

    CAPD - Central Auditory Processing Disorder

    DD - Developmental Delay

    DI - Differentiated Instruction

    ED - Emotional Disturbance

    EI - Early Intervention

    ELL - English Language Learners

    ESY - Extended School Year

    FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education

    FAS - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    FBA - Functional Behavior Assessment

    FERPA - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

    ID – Intellectual Disability

    HI - Hearing Impairment

    IAT - Intervention Assistance Team

    IDEIA - Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act of 2004

    IEP - Individualized Education Program

    IFSP - Individualized Family Service Plan for Early Intervention
     
    IQ - Intelligence Quotient
    LEA - Local Education Agency

    LEP - Limited English Proficiency

    LRE - Least Restricted Environment

    MD - Multiple Disabilities

    MFE - Multi-Factored Evaluation

    MRDD - Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

    NCLB - No Child Left Behind

    OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    OHI - Other Health Impairment

    O/M - Orientation and Mobility

    OT - Occupational Therapy

    PBS - Positive Behavior Support

    PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder

    PLOP - Present Levels of Performance

    PT - Physical Therapy

    PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    SEA - State Education Agency

    SLD - Specific Learning Disability

    SLP - Speech and Language Pathology

    SSI - Supplemental Security Income

    SWD - Student with Disability

    TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury

    VI - Vision Impairment

    504 - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act