Special Education Abbreviation Terms A - L:

 

ABA:

Applied Behavioral Analysis

ADA:

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD:

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

APE:

Adaptive Physical Education

AT:

Assistive Technology

APS:

Approved Private School

ARC:

Association for Retarded Citizens

AS:

Autistic Support

ASD:

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

ASL:

American Sign Language

AT:

Assistive Technology

AVTS:

Area Vocational Technical School

AYP:

Adequate Yearly Progress

BEC:

Basic Education Circular

BIP:

Behavior Intervention Plan

BSC:

Behavior Specialist Consultant

BSE:

Bureau of Special Education

BSP:

Behavior Support Program

CAO:

Chief Administrative Officer

CASSP:

Child & Adolescent Service System Program

CBA:

Curriculum Based Assessment

CFR:

Code of Federal Regulations

CHAPTER 14:

Regulations of PA Board of Education Implementing IDEIA

CHAPTER 15:

Regulations of PA Board of Education Implementing § 504

CLD:

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

CMCI:

Compliance Monitoring for Continuous Improvement

COP:

Communities of Practice

CP:

Cerebral Palsy

CSPD:

Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

CTOPP:

Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing

CYS:

Children and Youth Services

DAP:

Developmentally Appropriate Practices

DIBELS:

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

DLP:

Disabilities Law Project

DPH:

Due Process Hearing

DPW:

Department of Public Welfare

DIT:

Discrete Trial Training

ED:

Emotional Disturbance

EDGAR:

Education Department General Administrative Regulations

EI:

Early Intervention

EITA:

Early Intervention Technical Assistance

ELC-PA:

Education Law Center of PA

ELL:

English Language Learner

EMR:

Educable Mentally Retarded

EPSDT:

Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis & Treatment

ER:

Evaluation Report

ES:

Emotional Support

ESEA:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

ESL:

English as a Second Language

ESOL:

English to Speakers of Other Languages

ESY:

Extended School Year

FAPE:

Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA:

Functional Behavioral Assessment

FERPA:

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

FSA:

Facilitated Self-Assessment

HI:

Hearing Impaired

HO:

Hearing Officer

IAES:

Interim Alternative Educational Setting

ICC:

Interagency Coordinating Council

IDEA

Same as IDEIA, except when specifically referring to the:
"Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2000"

IDEIA:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

lEE:

Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP:

Individualized Education Program

IFSP:

Individualized Family Service Plan

IGDI:

Individual Growth and Development Indicators

IQ:

Intelligence Quotient

IRI:

Informal Reading Inventory

IS:

Itinerant Support

ISSP:

Instructional Support System of PA

1ST:

Instructional Support Team Teacher

IT:

Itinerant Teacher

IU:

Intermediate Unit

JLC:

Juvenile Law Center

KTEA:

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement

LD:

Learning Disability

LEA:

Local Educational Agency

LEP:

Limited English Proficiency

LRE:

Least Restrictive Environment

LS:

Learning Support

LSS:

Life Skills Support

LTCC:

Local Transition Coordinating Council