COMMON TERMINOLOGY

SPECIAL EDUCATION

AB

Adaptive Behavior

ABA

Applied Behavior Analysis

ADA/504

Americans With Disabilities Act

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AI

Auditorily Impaired

AIP

Accelerated Instruction Plan

ALT

Academic Lead Teacher

APE

Adaptive PE

ARD

Admission, Review, Dismissal

AS

Applied Skills

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

AT

Assistive Technology

AU

Autism 

AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress

BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

BIP

Behavior Intervention Plan

BTC

Behavior Training Center

CBI

Community Based Instruction

CBM

Curriculum Based Measurement

CPI

Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Institute

CSA

Coordinated Set of Activities

      CSTA      

Campus Support Team Assistant

CSTELL

Child Study Team for English Language Learner

DEC

Division for Early Childhood

ECI

Early Childhood Intervention

ED

Emotionally Disturbed

EILT

Early Intervention Leadership Team

EPA

Educational Performance Assessment

ESPED

Special Education and 504 Data Management System

ESS

Educational Support Services

ESY

Extended School Year

FAPE

Free and Appropriate Public Education

FBA

Functional Behavioral Assessment

FIE

Full Individual Evaluation

GCASE

Gulf Coast Administrators of Special Education

ID

Intellectually Disabled

IEE

Individual Education Evaluation

IEP

Individual Education Plan

ISC

Instructional Support Center

ITP

Individual Transition Plan

LD

Learning Disabled

LIST

Literacy Intervention Specialist Training

LS

Life Skills

LSSP

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

MDR

Manifestation Determination Review

MH

Multiply Handicapped

MOSAIC

Meeting Our Students' Academic and Individual Challenges

NCEC/NOS

Non Categorical Early Childhood (to age 6) / Not Otherwise Specified

NCLB

No Child Left Behind

NCPI

Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Institute

O&M

Orientation and Mobility

OCR

Office for Civil Rights

OHI

Other Health Improvement

OI

Orthopedically Impaired

PBIS

Positive Behavior Intervention Support Systems

PDD

Pervasive Development Disorder

PEIMS

Public Education Information Management System

PLAAFP

Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance

PPCD

Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

PSAT

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

RDSPD

Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

RTI

Response to Intervention

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

SCD

Severe Communications Disorder

SERS

Special Education Resource Services

SI

Speech Impaired

SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

SOP

Summary of Performance

SPARK

Special Programs and Recreation for Kids

STAAR

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

STEPS

Services Targeting Expressive and Phonological Skills (Bridge gap between PPCD & KG)

TAC

Texas Administrative Code

TAKS

Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills

TBSI

Texas Behavior Support Initiatives

TCASE

Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education

TEACCH

Treatment & Education of AU & Related Communication Handicapped Children

TEC

Texas Education Code

TEKS

Texas Essential Knowledge Skills

TOT

Trainer of Trainers

VAC

Vocational Adjustment Coordinator (may or may not be college bound)

VI

Visually Impaired

VLAC

Village Learning and Achievement Center

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