• The Special Education field is filled with lots of acronyms.  

    Here’s a list to help you out.



    ABA-Applied Behavioral Analysis

    ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act

    AE-Age Equivalent

    ALJ-Administrative Law Judge

    APA-Alternate Proficient Assessment

    APE-Adapted Physical Education

    AT-Assistive Technology

    BIP-Behavioral Intervention Plan

    CI-Communication Impaired

    CM-Case Manager

    DD-Developmentally Disabled

    DLM-Dynamic Learning Maps

    ED-Emotionally Disturbed

    ESY-Extended School Year

    FAPE-Free Appropriate Public Education

    FBA-Functional Behavioral Assessment

    GE-Grade Equivalent

    ID-Intellectually Disabled (usually paired with Mild, Moderate, or Severe)

    IEP-Individualized Education Program

    IQ-Intelligence Quotient

    LEA-Local Educational Agency (local school district)

    LRE-Least Restrictive Environment

    MD-Multiply Disabled

    NJAC-New Jersey Administrative Code

    NOS-Not Otherwise Specified

    OAL-Office of Administrative Law

    OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    ODD-Oppositional Defiance Disorder

    OHI-Other Health Impaired

    OT-Occupational Therapy

    PDD-Pervasive Developmental Disorder

    PLAAFP-Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance

    PRISE-Parental Rights in Special Education

    PT-Physical Therapy

    SEPAC-Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

    SLD-Specific Learning Disability

    TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury

    VI-Visual Impairment

    WIAT-Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

    WISC-Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

    WJ-Woodcock Johnson