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Glossary
 

When working in a school or just learning the ins and outs of advocating for your child, the lingo and jargon can be challenging. I have created a list of common words, acronyms and phrases and defined them using lay terms. 

AAC: (Augmentative Alternative Communication) any form of communication that is not vocal speech. Can include sign language, picture exchange systems 

 

ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

ASL: American Sign Language

 

BCBA/BA/BC: Board Certified Behavior Analyst

 

BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan

 

CST: Child Study Team

 

DTT/ITT: Discrete Trial Teaching; Intensive Teaching Trials

 

FBA: Functional Behavior Assessment

 

IEP: Individualized Education Plan

 

NET: Natural Environment Teaching

 

OT: Occupational Therapy

 

PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System

 

PT: Physical Therapy

 

SAP: Skill Acquisition Plan

 

SLP: Speech and Language Pathologist

 

TES: Token Economy System

 

VB-MAPP: Verbal Behavior Milestones and Assessment Placement Program

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