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Special Education Abbreviations

ABA Applied Behavior Analysis

ABAS Adaptive Behavior Assessment System

ABC Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence

ABLLS-R: Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised

AC Augmentative Communication

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAAA ADA Amendments Act

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADI-R Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised

ADL Activities of Daily Living

ADOS Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

AFAA Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism

ALD Assistive Listening Device

APE Adaptive Physical Education

APR Annual Performance Report

APS Approved Private School

ARC Advocacy & Resources for Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities (formerly, Association for Retarded Citizens)

AS Autistic Support; Asperger’s Syndrome

ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASDS Asperger’s Syndrome Diagnostic Scale

ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASL American Sign Language

AT Assistive Technology

ATD Alternating Treatments Design

AVTS Area Vocational Technical School

AYP Adequate Yearly Progress

BASC Behavior Rating Assessment of Children

BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst

BCaBA Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

BEC Basic Education Circular

BHRS Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services

BICS Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills

BIP Behavior Intervention Plan; Behavior Improvement Plan

BMP Behavior Management Plan

BOTMP Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency

BP Behavior Plan

BPR Behavior Performance Review

BRIEF Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function

BSC Behavior Specialist Consultant

BSE Bureau of Special Education

BSID Bayley Scales of Infant Development

BSP Behavior Support Program

BSU Base Service Unit

CALP Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

CAO Chief Administrative Officer

CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder

CARS Childhood Autism Rating Scale

CART Computer Aided Realtime Translation

CASL Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language

CASSP Child & Adolescent Service System Program

CAVP Corrective Action Verification Plan

CBA Curriculum-Based Assessment

CBM-R Curriculum-Based Measurement of Oral Reading

CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CCC Children’s Communication Checklist

CE Conductive Education

CEC Council for Exceptional Children

CELF Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals

CERC Corrections Education Records Center

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

CIP Classification of Instructional Program

CLD Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

CLM Competent Learner Model

CMCI Compliance Monitoring for Continuous Improvement

COP Communities of Practice

COTA Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

CP Cerebral Palsy

CS Charter School

CSAP Comprehensive Student Assistance Program

CSIT Cognitive Social Integration Therapy

CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

CTC Career & Technical Education Center

CTONI Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence

CTOPP Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing

CYS Children & Youth Services

DAP Developmentally Appropriate Practices

DAS Differential Ability Scales

DAYC Developmental Assessment of Young Children

DDS Disability Determination Service

DIBELS Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

DIR Developmental Individual Differences, Relationship-Based

DLP Disabilities Law Project

DOH Department of Health

DPH Due Process Hearing

DPW Department of Public Welfare

DRA Differential Reinforcement of “Alternative”

DRI Differential Reinforcement of “Incompatible”

DRN Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania

DRO Differential Reinforcement of “Other”

DTT Discrete Trial Training

ED Emotional Disturbance

EDGAR Education Department General Administrative Regulations

EI Early Intervention

EID Effective Instruction Delivery

EIPA Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment

EITA Early Intervention Technical Assistance

ELC-PA Education Law Center of Pennsylvania

ELL English Language Learners

EMR Educable Mentally Retarded

EOWPVT Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test

EPSDT Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment

ER Evaluation Report

ES Emotional Support

ESEA Elementary & Secondary Education Act

ESL English as a Second Language

ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESY Extended School Year

EVT Expressive Vocabulary Test

FAIP-R Formative Assessment Instrumentation & Procedures for Reading

FAIR-P Functional Assessment Informant Record for Parents

FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education

FAST Functional Analysis Screening Tool

FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment

FC Facilitated Communication

FCT Functional Communication Training

FERPA Family Education Rights & Privacy Act

FSA Facilitated Self-Assessment

GADS Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale

GARS Gilliam Autism Rating Scale

GDS Gordon Diagnostic System

GIEP Gifted Individualized Education Program

GMDT Gifted Multi-Disciplinary Team

GWR Gifted Written Report

HI Hearing Impaired

HIPPA Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act

HO Hearing Officer

HOH Hand over Hand

HUNE Hispanics United for Exceptional Children

IAES Interim Alternative Educational Setting

ICC Interagency Coordinating Council

ICD Impulse Control Disorder

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDEIA Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

IDT Intensive Day Treatment

IEE Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP Individualized Education Program

IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan

IGDI Individual Growth & Development Indicators

IMSLEC International Multisensory Structured Language Education Counsel

IPE Individualized Plan for Employment

IQ Intelligence Quotient

IRI Informal Reading Inventory

IS Itinerant Support

ISP Individual Service Plan

ISPT Interagency Service Planning Team

ISSP Instructional Support System of Pennsylvania

IST Instructional Support Team/Teacher

IT Itinerant Teacher

ITT Intentional Table Teaching

IU Intermediate Unit

JLC Juvenile Law Center

K-ABC Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children

KTEA Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement

LD Learning Disability

LEA Local Educational Agency

LEP Limited English Proficiency

LICC Local Interagency Coordinating Council

LRE Least Restrictive Environment

LS Learning Support

LSS Life Skills Support

LTCC Local Transition Coordinating Council

LTD Local Task Force

MA Medical Assistance

MAPS Making Action Plans

MARC Montgomery County Association for Retarded Citizens

MAS Motivation Assessment Scale

MAWA Mutually Agreed Upon Written Arrangement

M-CHAT Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

MCDI MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory

MD Multiple Disabilities

MDE Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation

MDR Manifestation Determination Review

MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team

MECA Mission for Educating Children with Autism

MH/MR Mental Health/Mental Retardation

MNC Medical Necessity Creteria

MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MR Mental Retardation

MR/DD Mental Retardation/Developmental Delay

MT Mobile Therapist

NAC National Autism Center

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAPCSE National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education

NASDSE National Association of State Directors of Special Education

NCLB No Child Left Behind

NET Natural Environment Training

NIMAC National Instructional Materials Access Center

NIMAS National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standards

NORA Notice of Recommended Assignment

NOREP Notice of Recommended Educational Placement

OAR Organization for Autism Research

O & M Orientation & Mobility

OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCDEL Office of Child Development & Early Learning

OCR Office for Civil Rights

ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ODP Office of Developmental Programs

ODR Office for Dispute Resolution

OHI Other Health Impairment

OI Orthopedic Impairment

OMH Office of Mental Health

OMR Office of Mental Retardation

OSEP Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services

OT Occupational Therapy

OVR Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

OWLS Oral & Written Language Scales

PAS Promoting Academic Success

PASS Plan to Achieve Self-Support

PASA Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment

PAT Phonemic Awareness Test

PATH Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope

PaTTAN Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network

PBS Positive Behavior Support

PCA Personal Care Assistant PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDDBI Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory

PDD-NOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified

PDE Pennsylvania Department of Education

PDMS Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

PE Physical Education

PEAL Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership

PECS Picture Exchange Communication System

PELs Present Education Levels

PEN Parent Education Network

PEP Psychoeducational Profile

PHC Prehearing Conference

PIAT-R Peabody Individual Achievement Test Revised

PILCOP Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

PIN Parents Involved Network

PLAAFP Present Levels of Academic Achievement & Functional Performance

PLS Preschool Language Scale

PP&A Pennsylvania Protection & Advocacy

PPRA Pupil Rights Amendment Act

PPVT Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

PSSA Pennsylvania System of School Assessment

PT Physical Therapy

PTE Permission to Evaluate Form

PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PVAAS Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System

PWN Prior Written Notice

RAST Regional Assessment & Support Team

RDI Relationship Development Intervention or Responsive Teaching

REEL Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Test

RIC Regional Intensive Coordinator

RR Reevaluation Report

RRN Restrictive, Repetitive, Nonfunctional Patterns of Behavior, Interests or Activity

RTF Residential Treatment Facility

RTI Response to Intervention

SAAFP Summary of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

SAGES Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary Students

SAS Standards Aligned Systems

SBBH School-Based Behavioral Health

SBIS Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale

SCQ Social Communication Questionnaire (formerly: Autism Screening Questionnaire)

SDI Specially Designed Instruction

SEA State Educational Agency

SEAP Special Education Advisor Panel

Section 504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

SED Serious Emotional Disturbance

SER Sensory or Emotional Regulation

SES Supplemental Education Services

SETT Student, Environment, Tasks and Tools

SI Sensory Integration

SIB Self Injurious Behavior

SICC State Interagency Coordinating Council

SID Sensory Integration Dysfunction

S/L Speech & Language

SLD Specific Learning Disability

SLP Speech Language Pathologist

SMRS Scientific Merit Rating Scale

SP Surrogate Parent

SPP State Performance Plan

SRS Social Responsiveness Scale

SSA Social Security Administration

SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI Supplemental Security Income

SSRS Social Skills Rating System

ST Speech Therapy

STAR Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research

STAT Screening Tool for Autism in 2-Year- Olds

STL Short-Term Loan

SWPBS School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports

SY School Year

TACL Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language

TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

TDD Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

TEACCH Treatment & Education of Autistic & related Communication -handicapped Children

TELD Test of Early Language Development

TMR Trainable Mentally Retarded

TOLD Test of Language Development

TONI Test of Nonverbal Intelligence

TOPL Test of Pragmatic Language

TOPS Test of Problem Solving

TSS Therapeutic Support Services

TTY Teletypewriter

TVPS Test of Visual Perceptual Skills

UDL Universal Design for Learning

UNIT Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test

VABS Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale

VAKT Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic-Tactile

VB Verbal Behavior

VB-MAPP Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment & Placement Program

VI Visual Impairment

VR Vocational Rehabilitation

WADE Wilson Assessment of Decoding & Encoding

WAIS Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

WIAT Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

WISC Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

WPPSI Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scales of Intelligence

WRAT Wide Range Achievement Test

WRS Wilson Reading System

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