Helpful Terms

 


Evaluation: A procedure used to determine whether a child has a disability and the nature and extent of the special education and related serves that the child needs.


 

FAPE: Free (at no cost to parents), Appropriate (suited to the individual needs of the child), Public (provided by, or paid for by, the public school system) Education.

 

IEP: -An Individualized Education Program is a written statement of the needs, interests, and abilities of an eligible student with a disability, developed in a team meeting to provide the goals and objectives of the students individualized education program.

 

LRE: Least Restrictive Environment implies that to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are to be educated with their non-disabled peers.  Removal form the regular education environment occurs only when t he  nature of severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes cannot be achieved satisfactorily.

RTI: (Response to Intervention):

RTI: RTI is a set of systematic and data-based instructional processes for identifying, defining, and resolving students' academic and/or behavioral problems. RTI is a multi-tiered approach that provides services and interventions to struggling learners at increasing levels of intensity. The RTI approach must use a systematic process with a continuum of intervention options to determine if the child responds to scientific, research-based interventions.


Special Education: The term special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of the child with a disability.


 Acronyms

Acronym
Description
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AT
Assistive Technology
AYP
Adequate Yearly Progress
BIP
Behavior Intervention Plan
CEC
Council for Exceptional Children
EOC
End-of-course high school tests
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
DD
Developmental Delay
EIS
Early Intervening Services
ED
Emotional Disturbance
EC
Early Childhood
EDGAR
Education Department General Administrative Regulations
ESL
English as a Second Language
ESY
Extended School Year
FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA
Functional Behavioral Assessment
FD
Functional Delay
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
HI
Hearing Impairment
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP
Individual Education Program
IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plan
IG
Intellectually Gifted
LEA
Local Education Agency (School District)
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment
MD
Multiple Disabilities
MR
Mental Retardation
NAEP
National Assessment of Education Progress
NCLB
No Child Left Behind Act
NICHY
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
OCR
Office for Civil Rights
OHI
Other Health Impairment
OI
Orthopedic Impairment
OSEP
Office of Special Education Programs, U. S. Department of Education
OSERS
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OT
Occupational Therapy
PT
Physical Therapy
PLP
Present Levels of Performance
RTI
Response to Intervention
SEA
State Education Agency
SLD
Specific Learning Disability
STEP
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TCAP
Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program
TAASLP
Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
TASP
Tennessee Association of School Psychologists
TSD
Tennessee School for the Deaf

 

 



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