Abbreviations Relevant for the Sensory Integration

Knowing the language is a key to advocating.> ABA = Applied Behavior Analysis
> ABA = Applied Behavior Analysis (therapy method)/
> AD = Alzheimer’s Disease
> AD = Attachment Disorder
> AD/HD = The DSM-IV eliminated the diagnosis of ADD and replaced it with AD/HD (for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). The specifiers for subtypes for this disorder are Predominantly Inattentive, Predominantly Hyperactive or Combined
> ADA = The Americans with Disabilities Act
> ADD = Attention Deficit Disorder. Now replaced by AD/HD
> ADD-RT = ADD that lasts into Adulthood is referred to as ADD-RT (Residual Type)
> ADHD = Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
> ADL’s = Activities of Daily Living
> ADSA = The Australian Down Syndrome Association Inc.
> AEA = Area Education Agency, provides support services to
> AIDS = Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
> AIT = Auditory Integrated Training
> AIT = Advanced Individual Training or Auditory Integration Therapy
> ALE = Alternative Learning Experience
> ALS = Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
> APA = American Psychiatric Association
> APD = Auditory Processing Disorder
> Applied Behavioral Analysis
> AS = Anklyosing Spondylitis
> AS = Asperger’s Syndrome (part of the autism spectrum)
> AS = Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism Spectrum
> ASA = Autism Society of America
> ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
> ASL = American Sign Language
> ASPIE = A person with Asperger’s Syndrome
> ATA = Alliance for Technology Access
> AUTIE = A person with Autism
> BAMH = The Burnaby Association for the Mentally Handicapped
> BASC = Basic Assessment System for Children
> BD = Behavioral Disorder
> BEH = Behaviorally/Emotionally Handicapped
> BH = Behaviorally Handicapped
> BIC = Behavior Improvement Class
> BIP = Behavior Improvement Plan
> BMP = Behavior Management Plan
> BP = Bi-Polar (formerly called ‘manic depressive’)
> CACL = Canadian Association for Community Living
> CADRE = Coalition Advocating for Disability Reform In Education
> CAN = An organization called “Cure Autism Now”
> CANDLE = Childhood Aphasia, Neurological Disorders, Landau-Klefner, and Epilepsy
> CAPD = Central Auditory Processing Disorder
> CARS = Childhood Autism Rating Scale (diagnostic and evaluation tool)
> CAT Scan = Computer Axial Tomography – a scan using an xray machine linked to a computer that produces a scan in cross sections catalog of medical diagnoses)
> CCBD = Council for Children with Behaviour Disorders
> CCD = Considerable Conduct Disorder
> CCD = Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
> CCHS = Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
> CD = Conduct Disorder
> CDC = Center For Disease Control and Prevention (a government agency)
> CDGS = Carbohydrate Deficient Glycoprotein Syndrome
> CF = Cystic Fibrosis
> CF = Casein Free (milk protein)
> CFF = Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
> CFIDS = Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
> CFS = Chronic fatigue syndrome
> CHADD = CHildren & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
> CHDD = Center on Human Development and Disability
> CNS = Central Nervous System
> CP = Cerebral Palsy
> CPS = Child Protective Services
> CRC = Clinical Research Center
> CSE = Committee for Special Education (called MDT in some states)
> CVPD = Central Vision Processing Disorder
> DAS = Developmental Apraxia of Speech
> DCD = Development Coordination Disorder (DSM IV 315.4)
> DD = Darling or Dear Daughter (in email)
> DD = Developmentally Delayed
> DD Council = Developmental Disabilities Council (Each state has one)
> DD = Development Disorder/Developmental Disabilities
> DS = Darling or Dear Son (email)
> DEF = Deaf
> DH = Darling or Dear Husband (in email)
> DH = Developmentally Handicapped (used in some areas instead of DD)
> DHH = Deaf and Hard of Hearing
> DHS = Department of Human Services
> DMG = Dimethyl Glycine (a supplement)
> DSM = Disablity Statistical Manual (enormous industry-standard
> DSM-IV = Diagnostic Statistical Manual (edition IV) the current
> DSMR = Diagnostic Statistical Manual (Revised)
> DSPS = Disabled Students’ Programs and Services
> DVD = Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
> DX = Diagnosis
> EASe = Electronic Auditory Stimulation effect
> EASI = Equal Access To Software And Information
> EBD = Emotional Behavior Disorder
> ECG = ElectroCardioGram – records electrical activity in the heart
> ECS = Early Childhood Services
> ECSE = Early Childhood Special Education
> ECT = ElectroConvulsive Therapy (electroshock)
> ED = Emotionally Disturbed
> EDS = Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
> EEG = ElectroEncephaloGram – records electrical brain-wave activity in the brain
> EI = Early Intervention
> EMH = Educable Mentally Handicapped
> ENS = Epidermal Nevus Syndrome.
> ESD = Educational Service District
> ESE = Exceptional Student Education
> ESY = Extended School Year
> EYSD = Extended Year Special Ed
> F2F = Face to Face
> FAPE = Free Appropriate Public Education
> FAS = Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
> FC = Facilitated Communication
> FDA = Food and Drug Administration
> FERPA = Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act
> FMS = Fibromyalgia Syndrome
> FNS = Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation (also see TES & TENS)
> FRAXA = Fragile X Syndrome
> FSP = Family Support Plan
> FVS = Fetal Valproate Syndrome
> FWIW = For what it’s worth
> GF = Gluten Free (protein in small grains)
> GFCF = Gluten Free / Casein Free diet
> GI = Gastro Intestinal
> GT/LD = Gifted & Learning Disabled
> HDSA = Huntington’s Disease Society of America
> HFA = High Functioning Autism (autism without mental retardation, e.g. w/IQ of 70 or higher)
> HFS = Health Food Store
> HI = Hearing Impaired (all of us in general)
> HIV = Human ImmunoDeficiency Virus
> HOH or HH = Hard Of Hearing
> HSLDA = Home School Legal Defense Organization
> IBD = Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
> IBS = Irritable Bowel Syndrome
> IDEA = Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
> IED = Intermittent Explosive Disorder
> IEP = Individual Education Plan
> IME = Independent Medical Examination
> IMMV = Individual Mileage May Vary (your experiences might be different)
> InLv = Independent Living (support group)
> IOW = In Other Words
> IQ = Intelligence Quotient
> LD = Learning Disabilities/Differences
> LDA = Learning Disabilities Association
> LF = Lactose Free (milk sugar)
> LFA = Low Functioning Autism
> LI = Lactose Intolerant
> LICC = Local Interagency Coordinating Council
> LINC = Learning Independence Through Computers, Inc.
> LKS = Landau-Kleffler Syndrome – a form of aphasia with seizure-like activity
> LLD = Language-based Learning Disability
> MAO = monoamine oxidase inhibitors – a type of antidepressant
> MBD = Minimal brain dysfunction (another name AD(H)D has been known by)
> MBD = Minimum Brain Dysfunction
> MBTI = Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
> MCS = Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
> MD = Muscular dystrophy
> M-D = Manic Depression (Bipolar depression)
> MDO = Major Depressive Disorder
> MDT = Multidisciplinary Team (teacher, SLP, OT, psych and
> mental retardation, e.g. w/IQ lower than 70)
> MIDD or MC = middle child (late deafened or hard of hearing AFTER spending life as hearing)
> MR = Mental Retardation, Mentally Retarded (IQ less than 70) (Preferable Term is ID or Intellectual Disability)
> MRI = Magnetic Resonance Imaging
> MS = Multiple Sclerosis
> MSDD = Multi-Sensory Developmental Delays
> MUMS = Mothers United for Moral Support – support group
> NAAR = National Alliance for Autism Research
> NADDC = National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils
> NDA = Not Diagnosed with Anything
> NEA = National Education Association
> NEC*TAS = National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Systems
> NLD = Nonverbal Learning Disability
> NOD = Not Otherwise Defined, Often appears alot with DX by psychologists
> NOS = Not of Specific Origin/Not Otherwise Specified (usually
> NRSI = National Reading Styles Institute
> NT = Neurologically Typical (no diagnosable neurological disorder)
> NTID = National Technical Institute for the Deaf
> NVLD = Non-verbal learning disability
> OCD = Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
> OCR = Office for Civil Rights
> ODD = Oppositional Defiant Disorder
> ODS = Orton Dyslexia Society
> OEA = Overseas Education Association
> OHI = Other Health Impaired
> OMA = Ocular Motor Apraxia
> OT = Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy
> P&A = Protection & Advocacy
> PCA = Personal Care Attendant
> PDCA = Physical Disability Council Australia ( Peak National Body)
> PDD = Pervasive Developmental Disorder
> PDD/NOS = Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified
> PDR = Physician’s Desk Reference
> PECS = Picture Exchange Communication System
> PET Scan = Postronic Emission Tomography (a nuclear scan that measures
> blood flow in brain, heart etc.)
> PHP = Parents Helping Parents
> PLAN = Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
> PM&R = Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
> POHI = Physically or Otherwise Health Impaired
> POV = Point of View
> PPA = (PhenylPropanolAmine: A D-amphetamine analogue)
> PPS = Post-Polio Syndrome
> PT = Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy
> PTI = Parent Training and Information Centers (Each State has at least one)
> PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
> RA = Rheumatoid Arthritis
> RAD = Reactive Attachment Disorder
> RDI = Relationship Development Intervention
> RL = Real Life
> SERT = Special Education Resource Teacher
> SI = Sensory Integration
> SIB = Self-Injurious Behavior
> SICC = State Interagency Coordinating Council
> SID = Sensory Integrative (or Integration) Disorder/Dysfunction
> SIDS = Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
> SIS = Shaken Infant Syndrome – also referred to as SBS
> SLK = Severely Labeled Kid
> SLP = Speech Language Pathologist
> SLP = Speech and Language Pathologist
> SLT = Speech Language Therapist
> SPED = Special Education – also used in referring to a Special Ed Teacher
> SSI = Social Security Income
> SSRI = Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor – antidepressant medication
> includes Prozac, Paxil, Luvox, Zoloft
> TA = Technical Assistance
> TAN = Tangentially
> TASK = Team of Advocates for Special Kids
> TBI = Traumatic Brain Injury
> TCS = Tethered Cord Syndrome
> TEACCH = Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children
> TEF = Tracheo Esophageal Fistula
> TENS = Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
> TES = Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation
> TMH = Trainable Mentally Handicapped
> TMJ/TMD : Temporomandubular Joint Dysfunction
> TNI = Targeted Nutritional Intervention
> TRIP = Translating Research into Practice – a teaching/learning strategy
> TS = Tourette Syndrome
> VQ = Verbal IQ
> VR = Vocational Rehabilitation

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