Special Education Acronyms

  • Special Education Glossary

     

    Commonly Used Acronyms

     

     

     

    ADA

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    ADD

    Attention Deficit Disorder

    ADHD

    Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    AEP

    Alternative Education Program

    AI

    Auditory Impairment

    APE

    Adapted Physical Education

    ARD

    Admission, Review & Dismissal

    AU

    Autism

    BIP

    Behavior Intervention Plan

    CBI

    Community Based Instruction

    DARS

    Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services

    DB

    Deaf Blind

    DNQ

    Does Not Qualify

    ECI

    Early Childhood Intervention

    ED

    Emotional Disturbance

    EOC

    End of Course (Exam)

    ESY

    Extended School Year

    FAPE

    Free & Appropriate Public Education

    FBA

    Functional Behavior Assessment

    FERPA

    Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

    FIE

    Full Individual Evaluation

    ID

    Intellectual Disability

    IDEA

    Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act

    IEE

    Independent Educational Evaluation

    IEP

    Individualized Education Plan

    LD

    Learning Disability

    LRE

    Least Restrictive Environment

    MD

    Multiple Disabilities

    OCD

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    ODD

    Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    OHI

    Other Health Impairment

    OI

    Orthopedic Impairment

    O & M

    Orientation & Mobility

    OT

    Occupational Therapy

    PPCD

    Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

    PT

    Physical Therapy

    RDSPD

    Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

    RTI

    Response to Intervention

    SI

    Speech Impairment

    SLP

    Speech Language Pathologist

    STAAR

    State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

    STAAR A

    State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness - Accommodated

    STAAR Alt

    State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness – Alternate

    TBI

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    TEA

    Texas Education Agency

    TEKS

    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

    VI

    Visual Impairment