• FREQUENTLY USED ACRONYMS

     
     
    ADA       Americans with Disabilities Act

    ADL        Activities of Daily Living
     
    AT         Assistive Technology
     
    BIP         Behavior Intervention Plan

    BOCES    Board of Cooperative Educational Services

    BOE        Board of Education

    CSE        Committee on Special Education

    CP          Cerebral Palsy

    CPSE     Committee on Preschool Special Education

    DDSO     Developmental Disabilities Service Office
                      (local Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities) 
     
    DSS        Department of Social Services

    ECDC      Early Childhood Direction Centers

    ED           Emotionally Disabled

    ESY            Extended School Year

    FAPE       Free Appropriate Public Education

    FBA         Functional Behavior Plan
     
    FERPA     Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974
                        (“Buckley Amendment” on Confidentiality)
     504          Rehabilitation Act of 1973
                        (Public Law 93-112, Section 504)

     IDEA       Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IEP          Individualized Education Program

    IH            Impartial Hearing

    IHO         Impartial Hearing Officer

    IST         Instructional Support Team

    IQ           Intelligence Quotient

    LD          Learning Disabled

    LEA        Local Educational Agency

    LRE        Least Restrictive Environment

    MR         Mentally Retarded

    OSES     Office for Special Education Services
                 (formally named the Office for Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions, State  Education Dept.)

    OMH      Office of Mental Health

    OMRDD Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities

    OMS      Orientation and Mobility Services

    OT         Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapist

    PT          Physical Therapy/Physical Therapist
     
    RTI        Response to Intervention

    SED       State Education Department

    SETRC   Special Education Training & Resource Centers

    SSI         Supplemental Security Income

    VESID    Office of Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
     
    Diagnosis
     
    ADHD    Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder
     
    AS         Asperger Syndrome
     
    ASD       Autism Spectrum Disorder
     
    DD         Developmentally Delayed
     
    NOS       Not Otherwise Specified
     
    OCD       Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
     
    ODD       Oppositional Defiant disorder
     
    PDD       Pervasive Developmental Disorder
     
    PTSD     Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
     
    TS          Tourette Syndrome
     
    Programs
     
    CT         Consultant Teacher
     
    CTM      Collaborative Teaching Model
     
    RR         Resource Room
     
    15:1       Special Class with ration of 15 students: 1 teacher
     
    12:1:1    Special Class with ratio of 12 students: 1 teacher; 1 paraprofessional
     
    12:1:2    Special Class with ratio of 12 students: 1 teacher: 1 paraprofessionals
     
    6:1:2       Special Class with ratio of 6 students: 1 teacher: 1 paraprofessional
     
    Testing
     
    BRIEF       Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning
     
    C-TONI     Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence
     
    GORT       Grey Oral Reading Test
     
    PAL          Process Assessment of the Learner
     
    PH            Piers Harris
     
    SS             Standard Score
     
    TONI        Test of Nonverbal Intelligence
     
    TOWL       Test of Written Language
     
    VMI           Visual Motor Integration
     
    WAIS        Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
     
    WASI        Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence
     
    WIAT II    Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Second Edition
     
    WISC IV    Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Fourth Edition
     
    WJ III       Woodcock Johnson: Third Edition
     
    WPPSI      Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
     
     
     
Last Modified on July 17, 2013