Acronyms

Exceptional Student Education may seem to talk in “Alphabet Soup”.   Words are not always used to let you know what we mean. We mention things like ESE, IEP, and AYP. Using the information below will help you understand what we are saying in case we forget to use everyday language.
 
Acronyms
Here is a list of acronyms commonly used.

 

ABA
ADA 
Applied Behavior Analysis
Americans With Disabilities Act
ADHD
ALJ
 AP
Attention Deficit Hyper-activity Disorder (can be Inattentive, Hyperacitve/Impulsive or Combined Type)
Administrative Law Judge
Advanced Placement
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASHA
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASL
American Sign Language
AT
Assistive Technology
AYP
Adequate Yearly Progress
BASC
BDI
BIP (PBIP)
Behavior Assessment for Children
Battelle Developmental Inventory
Behavior Intervention Plan (sometimes called a Positive Behavior Intervention Plan)
CARS
CEC 
CELF - 5
Childhood Autism Rating Scales
Council for Exceptional Children
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals - Fifth Edition
CHADD
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficiet/Hyperactivity Disorder
CNS 
Central Nervous System
CP
Cerebral Palsy
DAS
Differential Abilities Scale
DD 
Developmentally Disabled
D/HH
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
DPH
Due Process Hearing
DSM-5
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fifth Edition
ECEA
Exceptional Children's Educational Act
EBD
Emotional/Behavior Disabled
ELL
EOC
English Language Learner
End of Year Course
ESL 
English as a Second Language
ESY
Extended School Year
FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA
Functional Behavior Assessment
FERPA
FDOE
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Florida Department of Education
FSA
Florida Standards Assessment
FSAA
Florida Standards Alternate Assessment
FVA
GFTA-3
Functional Visual Assessment
Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation - Third Edition
H/H
HIPPA
Hospital/Homebound
Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act
IDEA 
IEE
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP 
Individualized Education Program
IFSP 
IND
Individualized Family Service Plan
Intellectually Disabled
IQ
Intelligence Quotient
LD 
Learning Disabled
LEA 
Local Education Agency
LEP
Limited English Proficient
LRE 
Least Restrictive Environment
MTSS Multi-Tiered System of Supports (formerly called RtI/Response to Intervention)
NIMAC
National Instructional Materials Access Center
NIMAS
National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard
OCR
Office of Civil Rights
OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
O&M
Orientation and Mobility
OSEP 
Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
OT
Occupational Therapy
Part B
Special Education - School-Aged Children
Part C
Special Education - Birth-2 Years Old
PBIS
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
PBS
PECS
Positive Behavior Supports
Picture Exchange Communication System
PT 
Physical Therapy
RtI
Response to Intervention (Now called MTSS/Mutli-Tiered System of Supports)
SEA 
State Education Agency
SLD 
Specific Learning Disability
SLI
Speech Language Impairment
SLP 
Speech Language Pathologist
SPP
State Performance Plan
TA 
Technical Assistance
TBI 
Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD 
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
TP
Transition Plan
TTY 
TeleType or Text Telephone
USDOE
United States Department of Education
VI 
VMI
Visually Impaired
Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration
VR
Vocational Rehabilitation