Educational Abbreviations

Abbreviation Definition
504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
AT Assistive Technology
BA Behavior Analyst
BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BVI Blind/Visually Impaired
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
DAPE Developmental Adapted Physical Education
DHH Deaf/Hard of Hearing
EBD Emotional and Behavioral Disorder
ECSE Early Childhood Special Education
EI Early Intervention
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP Individualized Education Plan
LD Learning Disability
MA Medical Assistance
MDE Minnesota Department of Education
OHD Other Health Disability
OT Occupational Therapy/Therapist
PBIS Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
PD Professional Development
PELSB Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
PHD Physical Health Disability
PT Physical Therapy/Therapist
SEL Social and Emotional Learning
SLD Specific Learning Disability
SLP Speech/Language Pathologist
SLPA Speech/Language Pathology Assistant
SPED Special Education