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Special Education Acronyms

Special Education Acronyms

AASCD - Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
 AT- Assistive Technology AAC–Augmentative Alternative Communication 
 ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 APE - Adaptive Physical Education ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorders ASL - American Sign Language
 AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst BIP - Behavior Improvement Plan
 BSVI - Bureau of Service for the Visually Impaired BVR - Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation CAPD - Central Auditory Processing Disorder
 CBM - Curriculum Based Measure CCBDD - Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities CEC - Council for Exceptional Children
 COTA - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention CTE - Career-Technical Education
 D/B - Deaf/Blind DI - Differentiated Instruction ED - Emotional Disturbance
 ELL - English Language Learners ETR - Evaluation Team Report ESY - Extended School Year. Anything beyond the standard school hours a day and year
 FAPE - Free and Appropriate Education FBA - Functional Behavior Analysis or Assessment. A type of evaluation for children to develop the BIP FERPA - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
 H - Hearing Impairment IAT - Intervention Assistant Team IDEIA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
 IEP - Individualized Education Program IFSP - Individualized Family Service Plan for Early Intervention IQ - Intelligence Quotient
 IS - Intervention Specialist LEP - Limited English Proficient  LRE - Least Restrictive Environment
 MD - Multiple Disabilities MFE - Multifactored Evaluation NCLB - No Child Left Behind
 OCD -  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder OHI -  Other Health Impairment
 OI - Orthopedic Impairment O/M -  Orientation and Mobility OOD - Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
 OST -  Ohio State Test OT - Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy PLOP - Present Levels of Performance
 PT - Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy PWN - Prior Written Notice PR-01 - Prior Written Notice to Parents
 PR-02 - Parent Invitation PR-03 - Manifestation Determination Review PR-04 - Referral for Evaluation
 PR-05 - Parent Consent for Evaluation PR-06Evaluation Team Report SDI - Specially Designed Instruction
 SLD -  Specific Learning Disability SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist, aka speech therapist SSI -  Supplemental Security Income
 TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury VI - Visually Impaired

504 - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

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