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Common Acronyms and Terminology for Exceptional Education Students/Non-Public Schools

ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder

AT – Assistive Technology

DD – Developmentally Delayed

D/HH – Deaf or Hard of Hearing

EBD – Emotional/Behavioral Disability

ESE – Exceptional Student Education

FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education

FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FLDOE – Florida Department of Education

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP – Individualized Education Plan

IND – Intellectual Disability

IPST - Individual Problem Solving Team

LEA – Local Education Agency (Brevard Public Schools)

SEA – State Education Agency (Florida Department of Education)

LI – Language Impaired

LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

MTSS- Multi-Tiered System of Supports (formerly called RTI)

OHI – Other Health Impairment

OT – Occupational Therapy

PPPSS – Parentally Placed Private School Students

PT – Physical Therapy

SI – Speech Impaired

SLD - Specific Learning Disability

SLP – Speech Language Pathologist

SP – Service Plan

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury

VI – Visually Impaired