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Common Abbreviations

testingA – C

  • ADA
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

  • ADD
  • attention deficit disorder

  • ADHD
  • attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder

  • AT
  • assistive technology

  • AUT
  • autism

  • BD
  • Behavior Disorders

  • BI
  • brain injury

  • CP
  • cerebral palsy

  • CPSE
  • committee on preschool special education

  • CSE
  • committee on special education

  • DAP
  • developmentally appropriate practices

  • DD
  • developmental disabilities

  • DHR
  • U.S. Department of Human Resources

  • DOE
  • U.S. Department of Education

  • ECE
  • early childhood education

  • ECSE
  • early childhood special education

  • ED
  • emotional disorders

  • EHA
  • Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (renamed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1990)

  • EI
  • early intervention

  • ERIC
  • Educational Resources Information Center

  • ESY
  • extended school year

  • FAPE
  • free appropriate public education

  • FBA
  • functional behavior assessment

  • FERPA
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

  • IDEA
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

  • IEP
  • individualized education plan

  • IFSP
  • individualized family service plan

  • IQ
  • intelligence quotient

  • LD
  • learning disability

  • LEA
  • local education agency

  • LEP
  • limited English Proficiency

  • LICC
  • local interagency coordinating council

  • LRE
  • least restrictive environment

  • MH
  • multiply handicapped

  • MR
  • mental retardation

  • NICU
  • neonatal intensive care unit

  • O & M
  • orientation and mobility

  • OCD
  • obsessive compulsive disorder

  • OCR
  • Office of Civil Rights

  • ODD
  • oppositional defiant disorder

  • OH
  • orthopedically handicapped

  • OHI
  • other health impairments

  • OSEP
  • Office of Special Education Program (U.S. Government)

  • OT
  • occupational therapy

  • P & A
  • protection and advocacy

  • PDD
  • pervasive development disorder

  • PT
  • physical therapy

  • RtI
  • response to intervention

  • Section 504
  • Part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that makes it illegal for organizations receiving federal money to discriminate against a person on the basis of disability

  • SED
  • seriously emotionally disturbed

  • SI
  • speech impaired

  • SLP
  • speech-language pathologist

  • TBI
  • traumatic brain injury

  • TDD
  • telecommunication devices for the deaf

  • TTY
  • teletypewriter (telephone system for individuals with hearing impairments)

  • VI
  • visually impaired

  • WISC-IV
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition

  • WPPSI-III
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Intelligence Scale – Third Edition

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