• Acronyms/Definitions


    Table of Contents
    1. Acronyms A - C

    2. Acronyms D - I

    3. Acronyms L - O

    4. Acronyms P - W

    5. Definitions


    Acronyms:
    • ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis

    • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

    • ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

    • ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder 

    • APE - Adaptive Physical Education 

    • APS - Approved Private School

    • ARP - Advisory Review Panel 

    • AT - Assistive Technology 

    • BD - Behavior Disorder

    • CASSP - Child and Adolescent Service System Program

    • CBA - Curriculum Based Assessment

    • CBI - Community Based Assessment  

    • CBM - Curriculum Based Measurement 

    • CER - Comprehensive Evaluation Report

    • CC - Cross Categorical 

    • CD - Communication Development 

    • CEC - Council for Exceptional Children 

    • CFR Code of Federal Regulations

    • CFS - Community Family Services 

    • COTA - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant 

    • CSE - Case Study Evaluation 

    • CSS - Community Support Service 

    • DAP Developmentally Appropriate Practices

    • DI - Direct Instruction 

    • DD - Developmental Disabilities (Delay)

    • DMH - Department of Mental Health

    • EBD - Emotional/Behavioral Disability 

    • ECE - Early Childhood Education 

    • EITA - Early Intervention Technical Assistance

    • ESEA - Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    • ESL - English as a Second Language

    • ESY - Extended School Year

    • ER - Evaluation Report

    • FAPE - Free & Appropriate Public Education 

    • FC - Facilitated Communication 

    • HI - Hearing Impaired

    • IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 

    • IEP - Individualized Education Program

    • IQ - Intelligence Quotient

    • ISSP - Instructional Support System of PA

    • IST - Instructional Support Team

    • LAN - Local Area Network 

    • LD - Learning Disabilities 

    • LDP - Language Development Program 

    • LEA Local Educational Agency

    • LEP Limited English Proficiency

    • LRE Least Restrictive Environment

    • LS - Learning Support

    • LSS - Life Skills Support

    • LTF  - Local Task Force

    • MA - Medical Assistance

    • MAWA - Mutually Agreed upon Written Agreement

    • MD - Muscular Dystrophy

    • MDT - Multi-Disciplinary Team 

    • MH - Multiple Handicap 

    • MR - Mental Retardation

    • NI - Neurological Impairment

    • NORA - Notice of Recommended Assignment  

    • ORS - Office of Rehabilitation Services 

    • OSEP - Federal Office for Special Education Programs 

    • OSERS - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    • OT - Occupational Therapy/Therapist 

    • OCR - Office of Civil Rights 

    • PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder

    • PDE - Pennsylvania Department of Education

    • PI - Pysical Impairment

    • PT - Physical Therapy/Therapist 

    • PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant 

    • REI - Regular Education Initiative

    • SDI - Specially Designed Instruction

    • SEA - State Educational Agency

    • SED - Severe/Serious(Socially) Emotionally Disturbance(Disturbed)

    • SLD - Specific Learning Disability

    • S/L - Speech and Language

    • SST - Student Support Team 

    • TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury 

    • VAC - Vocational Adjustment Counselor 

    • VI - Visually Impaired 

    • WRAP - Wrap Around Program

     

    Definitions:

    • ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis

    • Articulation - refers to the fluency of vocal speech sounds; enunciation of words and sounds

    • Auditory Training - A procedure of teaching deaf or hard of hearing children to make use of any residual hearing capabilities

    • Augmentative Communication - alternate forms of communication that do not use the oral sounds of speech 

    • CBA - Curriculum Based Assessment is an assessment method used by teachers for students to demonstrate their knowledge of the curriculum being presented.

    • Cognitive - dealing with thought or thought processes

    • Criterion Referenced Test - this determines a child's level of achievement  

    • LRE - Least Restrictive Environment an environment that is the most appropriate setting for a child.

    • Mainstreaming -  refers to the selective placement of special education students in one or more "regular" education classes. 

    • Inclusion -  is a term which expresses commitment to educate each child, to the maximum extent appropriate, in the school and classroom he or she would otherwise attend.  It involves bringing the support services to the child (rather than moving the child to the services) and requires only that the child will benefit from being in the class (rather than having to keep up with the other students). 

    • Socialization -  refers to the interaction of peers of disabled and non-disabled students

    • IQ - Intelligence Quotient is a measure of intellectual functioning

    • Stimuli -  something that incites or quickens action, feeling, thought

    • Semantics - pertaining to the meaning in language

    • Pragmatics - the functional use of language in social situations

    • VAKT - Visual Auditory Kinesthetic Approach

    • MDT - Multi-Disciplinary Team refers to a group of school officials