Common Terms and Acronyms

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

ADHD-Inattentive Type: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Inattentive Type  

     * Formally known as ADD *

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AYP: Annual Yearly Progress

BIP: Behavioral Intervention Plan

CSE: Case Study Evaluation

ED/BD: Emotional Disturbance/Behavioral Disorder

ELSP: Educational Life Skills Program

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004

IEP: Individualized Education Plan

ITP: Individualized Transition Plan

LD: Learning Disability

LRE: Least Restrictive Environment

NCLB: No Child Left Behind

OHI: Other Health Impaired

OT: Occupational Therapy

PDD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PfI: Program for Independence

PT: Physical Therapy

RtI: Response to Intervention

SPED: Special Education

SL: Speech and Language

SLD: Specific Learning Disability

SLP: Speech and Language Pathologist

SW: Social Work

TAB: Teaching Appropriate Behaviors

504 Education Plan: An education plan consisting of a set of accommodations to allow a child to be able to perform in a regular education setting. It may include special counseling, classroom breaks, or other educational services.