ACRONYMS

  • The following is a list of acronyms or terms that you may encounter throughout your child’s education:





      • ABA – Applied Behavioral Analysis

      • ACCES VRAdult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation

      • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

      • ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

      • ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      • ADL – Activities of Daily Living

      • AE – Age Equivalent

      • AHRC – Association for the Help of Retarded Children

      • AIS – Academic Intervention Services

      • AIT – Auditory Integration Training

      • AS – Asperger Syndrome Disorder

      • AT – Assistive Technology

      • BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan

      • BOCES – Board of Cooperative Educational Services

      • BOE – Board of Education

      • CP – Cerebral Palsy

      • CPSE – Committee on Preschool Education

      • CSE – Committee on Special Education

      • CT – Consultant Teacher

      • DD – Developmental Disability

      • DFY – Division for Youth

      • DOH – Department of Health

      • DSS – Department of Social Services

      • ED – Emotional Disturbance

      • EI – Early Intervention

      • FAS – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

      • FBA – Functional Behavior Assessment

      • FTE – Full Time Equivalent

      • FY – Fiscal Year

      • ICF – Intermediate Care Facility

      • ICT – Integrated Co-Teaching

      • ID – Intellectual Disability

      • IDEA – Individual’s with Disabilities Education Act

      • IEE – Independent Education Evaluation

      • IEP – Individual Education Plan

      • IESP – Individual Education Service Plan

      • IH – Impartial Hearing

      • IHO – Impartial Hearing Officer

      • ILC – Independent Living Center

      • IST – Instructional Support Team

      • IQ – Intelligence Quotient

      • LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

      • LD – Learning Disability

      • LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

      • MD – Multiple Disabilities

      • NI – Neurological Impairment

      • NYCPP – New York Codes, Rules and Regulations

      • NYSARC – New York State Association of Retarded Children

      • NYSAA – New York State Alternate Assessment

      • NYSED – New York State Education Department

      • OAD – Office of Advocate for the Disabled

      • OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

      • ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder

      • OHI – Other Health Impairment

      • OI – Orthopedically Impaired

      • OMH – Office of Mental Health

      • OMRDD – Office of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities

      • OT – Occupational Therapy

      • PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

      • PDD – Pervasive Developmental Disorder

      • PDD-NOS – Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

      • PT – Physical Therapy

      • ROM – Range of Motion

      • RR – Resource Room

      • RTF – Residential Treatment Facility

      • RTI – Response to Intervention

      • SI – Sensory Integration

      • SLI – Speech or Language Impaired

      • SRO – State Review Officer

      • SS – Standard Score

      • SSI – Social Security Income

      • TEACCH – Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Children

      • TDD – Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

      • TLC – Test f Language Competency

      • TOLD-2 – Test of Language Development-2

      • VI – Visual Impairment

      • VMI – Visual Motor Integration

      • WAIS – Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-

      • WIAT – Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

      • WISC – Wechsler Intelligence Scale 

      • WJ – Woodcock Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery 

      • WRAT– Wide Range Achievement Test