Terms and Abbreviations



ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AT Assistive Technology
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
DD Developmental Disability
ED Emotional Disability
EC Early Childhood
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act
HI Hearing Impairment
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Plan
LEA Local Education Agency
LEP Limited English Proficient
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
MR Cognitive Disability
NCLB No Child Left Behind
OCR Office for Civil Rights
OHI Other Health Impairment
OI Orthopedic Impairment
OT Occupational Therapy
PBIS Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
PT Physical Therapy
RtI Response to Intervention
SL Speech/Language Impairment
SLD Specific Learning Disability (formerly LD)
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury