Common Acronyms 

ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
ADD/ADHDAttention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AEPAlternative Education Program
APEAdaptive Physical Education
ARDAdmission, Review, Dismissal
ARDCAdmission, Review, Dismissal Committee
ATAssistive Technology
ATDAssistive Technology Device
BIPBehavior Intervention Plan
CBICommunity Based Instruction
CCC-SLPCertificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
CPICrisis Prevention Intervention
CTECareer Technical Education
DHHDeaf/Hard of Hearing (previously Auditory Impairment – AI)
DNQDid Not Qualify
ECIEarly Childhood Intervention
ECSEEarly Childhood Special Education (previously PPCD)
EDEmotionally Disturbed
ESYExtended School Year
FAPEFree Appropriate Public Education
FBAFunctional Behavioral Assessment
FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FIEFull Individual Evaluation
FIIEFull Individual Initial Evaluation
IDIntellectual Disability
IDEAIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEIAIndividuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
IEEIndependent Educational Evaluation
IEPIndividualized Education Program
IHT/PTIn-Home Training/Parent Training
IPIIntensive Program of Instruction
ITPIndividual Transition Plan
JJAEPJuvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
LDSpecific Learning Disability
LRELeast Restrictive Environment
LSSPLicensed Specialist in School Psychology
MDMultiple Disabilities
MDTMultidisciplinary Team
NCECNone Categorical Early Childhood
O&MOrientation and Mobility
OCROffice of Civil Rights
OHIOther Health Impairment
OIOrthopedic Impairment
OTOccupational Therapy
PACEPractical Academic and Community Education
PECSPicture Exchange Communication System®
PLAAFPPresent Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
PTPhysical Therapy
PWNPrior Written Notice
RDSPDRegional Day School Program for the Deaf
REEDReview of Existing Evaluation Data
RtIResponse to Intervention
SHARSSchool Health and Related Services
SISpeech Impairment
SLCStructured Learning Class
SLPSpeech-Language Pathologist
SLPASpeech-Language Pathologist Assistant
SOPSummery of Performance
STAARState of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
STAAR Alt-2State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Alternative 2
TBITraumatic Brain Injury
TBSITexas Behavior Support Initiative
TEATexas Education Agency
TEKSTexas Essential Knowledge and Skills
TSBVITexas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
TSDTexas School for the Deaf
TWCTexas Workforce Commission
VIVisual Impairment