Glossary of Educational Terms & Acronyms

Acronym  Terminology
AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AT
Assistive Technology
AUT
Autistic
BIP
Behavioral Intervention Plan
BSP
Behavioral Support Plan
CAA
California Alternate Assessment
CAASPP
California Assessment of Student
Performance & Progress
CCR
California Code of Regulations
CDE
California Department of Education
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CH
Communicatively Handicapped
DD
Developmentally Disabled
DR
Department of Rehabilitation
ECE
Early Childhood Education
ED Emotional Disturbance
EO
English Only
ELPAC
English Language Proficiency & Competency
EO
English Only
ESL
English as a Second Language
ESY
Extended School Year
FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA
Functional Behavioral Assessment
FI
Family Infant
HOH
Hard of Hearing
ID
Intellectual Disability
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP
Individualized Education Program
IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plan
IQ
Intelligence Quotient
IWEN
Individual with Exceptional Needs
LEA
Local Education Agency


Acronym  Terminology
lRE Least Restrictive Environment
lSH Language-Speech & Hearing
mH Multihandicapped
mIS Management Information System
mTU Medical Therapy Unit
nEP Non-English Proficient
nPA Nonpubic Agency
nPS Nonpublic School
o&M Orientation & Mobility
oCR Office of Civil Rights
oHI Other Health Impairment
oI Orthopedic Impairment
oSEP Office of Special Education Programs
oT Occupational Therapy
PBIS
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
pDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
pE Paraeducator
pH Physical Handicap
pS Program Specialist
pT Physical Therapy
rLA Responsible Local Agency
rTI Response to Intervention
sAI Specialized Academic Instruction
sCC Special Classes & Centers
sELPA Special Education Local Plan Area
SH
Severe Handicapped
sI Speech Impairment
sIM Strategies Intervention Model
sLD Specific Learning Disability
sLP Speech-Language Pathologist
tBI Traumatic Brain Injury
tPP Transition Partnership Program
vI Visually Impaired
wAI WorkAbility I Program