How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

35 terms

Special Education Terms

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