Valley Central School District

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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
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