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Special Education - Acronyms & Jargon

There are many acronyms in Special Education. Please use this list as a reference.

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A

 
AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ASL American Sign Language
AT Assistive Technology

B

 
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
B/VI Blind/Visual Impairment

C

 
CEC Council for Exceptional Children

D

 
D/HOH Deaf/Hard of Hearing
DSM V Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

E

 
ED Emotional Disturbance
EI Early Intervention
ER Evaluation Report
ESY Extended School Year Services

F

 
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FBA Functional Behavioral Analysis
FERPA Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

H

 
HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HOTS Higher Order Thinking Skills

I

 
ID Intellectual Disability
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individual Education Program
IQ Intelligence Quotient

L

 
LEA Local Education Agency
LD Learning Disability
LRE Least Restrictive Environment

M

 
MA Medical ACCESS
MD Multiple Disabilities
MID Mild Intellectual Disability

N

 
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NOREP Notice of Recommended Educational Placement

O

 
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OHI Other Health Impairment
OT Occupational Therapy

P

 
PBS Positive Behavior Support
PBSP Positive Behavior Support Plan
PCA Personal Care Assistant
PDE Pennsylvania Department of Education

R

 
RR Reevaluation Report
RS Related Services
RTI Response to Intervention

S

 
SDI Specially Designed Instruction
SEA State Education Agency
SLD Specific Learning Disability
SIB Self-Injurious Behavior
SIP State Improvement Plan
S/LI Speech or Language Impairment
SPP State Performance Plan

T

 
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TSS Therapeutic Support Staff

V

 
VBA Verbal Behavior Analysis
   

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