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Special Education Acronyms

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ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

ASL - American Sign Language

AT - Assistive Technology

BD - Behavior Disorders

BIP - Behavioral Intervention Plan

CAPD - Central Auditory Processing Disorder

CEC - Council for Exceptional Children

COGAT - Cognitive Abilities Test

CWPT - Classwide Peer Tutoring

EMH - Educable Mentally Handicapped

ERIC EC - Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education

ESL - English as a Second Language

FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education

FBA - Functional Behavioral Assessment

GATES - Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales

GT - Gifted/Talented

HI - Hearing Impaired

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP - Individualized Education Program (sometimes called Individualized Education Plan)

IQ - Intelligence Quotient

LD - Learning Disabilities

LEP - Limited-English-Proficient

LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

OSEP - Office of Special Education Programs

PDD - Pervasive Develpmental Disorders

TAAS - Test of Auditory Analysis Skills

TALS - Test of Awareness of Language Segments

TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury

TMH - Trainable Mentally Handicapped

VI - Visually Impaired

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