Frequently Used Education Acronyms/Terms in Special Education

    504 Committee (after Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act) - a school-based team that assesses the needs of  students with certain medical conditions

    ABA -  Applied Behavior Analysis

    ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

    ADD- Attention Deficit Disorder

    ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

    AIS - Academic Intervention Support

    APE- Adaptive Physical Education

    AT - Assistive Technology

    BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan

    CPSE - Committee on Preschool Special Education

    CSE - Committee on Special Education

    ESY - Extended School Year

    FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

    FBA - Functional Behavioral Assessment

    IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IEP- Individualized Education Plan

    LRC - Learning Resource Center

    LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

    OHI - Other Health Impaired

    OT - Occupational Therapy

    PT - Physical Therapy

    PWN - Prior Written Notice

    RTI - Response To Intervention

    SCIS - Special Class Integrated Setting

    SEIT - Special Education Itinerant Teacher