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Educational Acronyms
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The world of education is fully of acronyms, here is a list of some of the most frequently used acronyms in special education.  If we use a term you are unfamiliar with, please ask us what it means.  As educators, we forget from time to time that not everyone speaks our language.

ABA——– Applied Behavioral Analysis
ABS——— Academic Behavior Support Classroom
ACC——– Accommodated Core Classroom
ADA——– Americans with Disabilities Act
ADHD—— Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ALS——— Alternative Language Services
APE——– Adapted Physical Education
ASL——— American Sign Language
ASD——– Autism Spectrum Disorder
AUT——– Autism
AYP——– Adequate Yearly Progress
BCBA——- Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BIP——— Behavior Intervention Plan
CCC——– Certificate of Clinical Competence
COTA—— Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
CTA——– Canyons Transition Academy
DCFS——- Division of Child Family Services
DD——— Developmental Delay
DI———- Direct Instruction
DLM——– Dynamic Learning Maps
DSPD——- Division of Services for Person with Disabilities
EC———- Early Childhood
ECC——– Extended Core Classroom
ED———- Emotional Disturbance
EE———- Essential Elements
EI———- Early Intervention
ELL——– English Language Learner
ESY——– Extended School Year
FAPE——- Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA——– Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA—– Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
HBI——— Home Bound Instruction
HI———- Hearing Impairments

IAES——– Interim Alternative Education Setting
ID———- Intellectual Disability
IDEA——- Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004)
     Part B – ages 3 through 22ND birthday
     Part C – birth through age 2

IEE——— Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP——— Individualized Education Program
IFSP——– Individualized Family Service Plan – Part C
ISP——— Individualized Service Plan
LEA——– Local Education Agency
LRBI——- Least Restrictive Behavior Intervention
LRE——– Least Restrictive Environment
MD——— Multiple Disabilities
MTSS——-Multi-tiered System of Supports
NCLB—— No Child Left Behind
NCSP——- National Certified School Psychologist
O & M—– Orientation and Mobility  
OCR——– Office of Civil Rights (Federal)
OHI——– Other Health Impaired
OI———- Orthopedic Impairment
OSEP——- Office of Special Education Programs (Federal)
OT——— Occupational Therapy
PBIS——– Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
PLAAFP—- Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
PT———- Physical Therapy
PTA——– Parent Teacher Association
RtI——— Response to Intervention
SAGE——- Student Achievement Growth & Excellence      
SEA——— State Education Agency
SLD——– Specific Learning Disability
SLP——— Speech Language Impairment
SLP——— Speech Language Pathologist
SLT——— Speech Language Technician
SPED——- Special Education
TBI——— Traumatic Brain Injury
UAA——– Utah Alternative Assessment (Science Only)
UATT——- Utah Assistive Technology Team
UCAS——- Utah Comprehensive Accountability System
UPIPS—— Utah Program Improvement Planning System
USOE—— Utah State Office of Education
USDB——- Utah School for the Deaf and Blind
VI———- Vision Impairment
YIC——– Youth In Custody

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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