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Acronyms

Here are some common acronyms and abbreviations that may be used in conversations or paperwork.
 
504 = Civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals
 
ADHD =  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 
AM = Autism

APE = Adapted Physical Education

BD = Behavior Disorder
 
BIP = Behavior Intervention Plan
 
CA = Chronological Age

CP = Cerebral Palsy

CBM = Curriculum Based Measurement; Measures the rate at which a child can correctly complete basic skills.
 
COTA  = Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
 
DB = Deaf/Blind
 
DD = Developmental Disability
 
ECSE = Early Childhood Special Education
 

ED = Emotional Disturbance

 

ELO = Extended Learning Opportunities (Gifted)

 

ESY = Extended School Year


FAPE = Free Appropriate Public Education
 
FBA = Functional Behavior Assessment
 
GEI = General Education Intervention
 
GI = Gifted Intellectually

HI = Hearing Impaired

ID = Intellectual Disability

IDEA = Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, EHA Amendments, 1990

IEP = Individualized Education Program

IFSP = Individualized Family Service Program

IQ = Intelligence Quotient

IR = Interrelated

KAR = Kansas Administration Regulations

KSDE = Kansas State Department of Education

LD = Learning Disability

LEA = Local Education Agency

LRE = Least Restrictive Environment

NC = Non-Categorical

OCR = Office for Civil Rights

 

ODD = Oppositional Defiant Disorder

 

OHI = Other Health Impaired

 

OI = Orthopedic Impairment

 

OT = Occupational Therapist/Therapy
 

PAWS = Personal Awareness With Supports

 

PBS = Positive Behavior Support

 

PI = Physically Impaired


PL = Public Law
 
PLAAFP = Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

PT = Physical Therapy/Therapist

SL = Speech/Language

SLD = Specific Learning Disability

SM = Severely Multiple Handicapped

SPED = Special Education
 
SLP = Speech Language Pathologist

SRS = Social Rehabilitation Services

SSI = Supplemental Security Income

TBI = Traumatic Brain Injury

VI = Visually Impaired

VR = Vocational Rehabilitation