Special Ed Jargon

Special Education Acronyms

504
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
ABA
Applied Behavioral Analysis
ADA
1) Americans with Disabilities Act, or 2) Average Daily Attendance
ADHD
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
APD
Auditory Processing Disorder
APE
Adaptive Physical Education
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BICM
Behavior Intervention Case Manager
CAPD
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (now more commonly referred to as "APD")
CCC
Certificate of Clinical Competency
ChADD
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
CMH
County Mental Health
COE
County Office of Education
DD
Developmentally Disabled
DSM-IV
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition
ED
1) Emotional Disturbance, or 2) Emotionally Disturbed
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE
Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP
Individualized Education Plan
K-12
Kindergarten through 12th grade
LDA
Learning Disabilities Association of America
LEA
Local Education Agency
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment
MR
Mental Retardation
NPA
Non-Public Agency
NPS
Non-Public School
OHI
Other Health Impaired
OT
1) Occupational Therapist, or 2) Occupational Therapy
PLEP
Present Level of Educational Performance
PLOP
Present Level of Performance
ROI
Return on Investment
ROP
Regional Occupational Program
RtI
Response to Intervention
SEA
State Education Agency
SELPA
Special Education Local Plan Area
SLD
Specific Learning Disability
SLI
Speech-Language Impaired
SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
SST
1) Student Study Team, or 2) Student Success Team
TEACHH
Treatment and Education of Austistic and Related Communication Handicapped CHildren
VMI
Visual-Motor Integration
WISC-IV
Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th Edition
WJ-III
Woodcock Johnson Tests of Ability and/or Achievement, 3rd Edition

Gloss Plugin made by: Joe Casabona