Special Education Terms

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This set of flashcards is designed to for teachers to become familliar with common special education terms and acronyms from the state of Texas.

BIP

Behavior Intervention Plan

FIE

Full Individual Evaluation

SPG

letters used before the PIEMS course number to indicate "modified" section of coursework for students in special education. Orignally terms as SP for Special Ed and G meaning general education classroom setting.

SPE

letters used before the PIEMS course number to indicate resource section for students in special education

ID

Intellectual Disability formerly MR (Mental Retardation)

VI

Visually Impaired

SI

Speech Impaired

OHI

Other Health Impairment- includes ADHD

ED

Emotional Disturbance

LD

Learning Disability

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

DB

Deaf-Blindness

OI

Orthopedic Impairment

AI

Auditory Impairment

NCEC

Non-Categorical Early Childhood

ARD

Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee Meeting

Annual ARD

Required yearly committee meeting to develop or review the student's individual educational plan (IEP)

Revision ARD

Committee meeting to make changes to the annual ARD

Ammendment

Additions to the annual ARD that can be made with or without a committee meeting

Transition Plan

Required as part of the student's individual educational plan beginning at age 14 showing a cooridinated set of activities designed to help the student move from school to post-school activities.

Modifications

Indicates WHAT is being taught (TEKS); modified by either a change in what the student is expected to learn or reducing the concepts to be learned.

Accommodations

Provides "equal access" and indicates HOW the TEKS will be taught, made accessible or assessed.

ESY

Extended School Year

IEP

Individual Educational Plan

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

NCLB

No Child Left Behind

FAPE

Free and Appropriate Public Education

PRW

Prior Written Notice

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

CF

Child Find

MDR

Manifestation Determination Review

RTI

Response to Intervention

STAAR-Mod

Stare of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness-Modified

STAAR-Alt

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness-Alternate

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