Special Needs Glossary

Acronyms

AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
ABLLS: Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills
ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder
BCBA: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BID: Behavior Intervention Department
BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan
CBI: Community Based Instruction
DLM: Dynamic Learning Maps
EFL: Essentials for Living
IEP: Individual Education Plan (or Program)
IHP: Individualized Health Plan
LAL: Language Arts Literacy
LEA: Local Education Agency
MS9: Middle School & 9th Grade program
NJSLA: New Jersey Student Learning Assessment
OT: Occupational Therapy
PBS: Positive Behavior Supports
PDD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PSE: Preschool Elementary program
PT: Physical Therapy
SGD: Speech Generating Device
SLP: Speech Therapist
SLT: Structured Leisure Time (recess for Middle School Students that are structured for leisure activities)
VBMAPP: Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program

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