Special Education Abbreviations

Key to Abbreviations for Special Education Terminology
  • AT – Assistive technology
  • BIP – Behavioral intervention plan
  • CSA – Comprehensive Services Act
  • ESY – Extended school year
  • FAPE – Free appropriate public education
  • FBA – Functional behavioral assessment
  • IAES – Interim alternative educational setting
  • IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IEE – Independent educational evaluation
  • IEP – Individualized education program
  • LRE – Least restrictive environment
  • PE – Physical education
  • SOL – Standards of Learning
  • VAAP – Virginia Alternate Assessment Program
  • VDOE – Virginia Department of Education
  • AT – Assistive technology device
  • CIP – Change in placement
  • CSC – Child study committee
  • DB – Deaf-blindness
  • DD – Developmental delay
  • ED – Emotional disturbance
  • HI – Hearing impairment
  • MDR – Manifestation determination review
  • MR – Mental retardation
  • MD – Multiple disabilities
  • OT – Occupational therapy
  • OM – Orientation and mobility services
  • OI – Orthopedic impairment
  • OHI – Other health impairment
  • PT – Physical therapy
  • SD – Severe disability
  • SE – Special education
  • SLD – Specific learning disability
  • SLI – Speech or language impairment
  • SOP – State-operated programs
  • TBI – Traumatic brain injury
  • VI – Visual impairment including blindness
  • VOC. ED. – Vocational education

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