Frequently Used Acronyms

ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan

BOE: Board of Education

CPSE: Committee on Preschool Education

CST: Child Study Team

CSE: Committee on Special Education

ED: Emotionally Disturbed

FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education

GA: Grade Equivalent

GPA: Grade Point Average

HI: Hearing Impaired

IEP: Individualized Education Plan

IST: Instructional Support Team

LD: Learning Disabled

LEP: Limited English Proficient

LRE: Least Restrictive Environment

OHI: Other Health Impaired

OMRDD: Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

OT: Occupational Therapist

PE: Physical Education

PPS: Pupil Personnel Services

PSEN: Pupils with Special Education Needs

PT: Physical Therapy

RCT: Regents Competency Test

SD: Standard Deviation

SE: Special Education

SED: State Education Department

SEIT: Special Education Itinerant Teacher

SI: Speech Impaired

TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury

VESID: Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities

VI: Visually Impaired/Visual Impairment/Variable Interval

VocEd: Vocational Education

WISC: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

WISC-R: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Revised

WRAT: Wide Range Achievement Test

Z: Standard Score