Acronyms in Special Education

AAC

Alternative Augmentative Communication

ABA

Applied Behavior Analysis

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (hyperactive, inattentive or combined)

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

ALP

Alternate Learning Progressions/NH Alternate Assessment

ASL

American Sign Language

DD

Developmental Disabilities/ Delay (in NH birth through 9)

ED

Emotional Disturbance

EI

Early Intervention

ELL

English Language Learner

ESY

Extended School Year

FAPE

Free and Appropriate Public Education

FBA

Functional Behavior Analysis/Assessment

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

IEP

Individual Education Program

ISP

Individual Service Plan

ID

Intellectual Disability (formerly MR – Mental Retardation)

LEA

Local Education Agency

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

NHSEIS

New Hampshire Special Education Information System

NOS

Not Otherwise Specified

NVLD/NLD

Nonverbal Learning Disability

ODD

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

OHI

Other Health Impairment

OT

Occupational Therapy

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PT

Physical Therapy

RTI

Response to Intervention

SBAC

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

SLD

Specific Learning Disability

SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

TBI/ABI

Traumatic Brain Injury/ Acquired Brain Injury

WAIS

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

WPPSI

Wechsler Pre-School and Primary Scale of Intelligence

WIAT

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

WISC

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

WPN

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