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A  
ABA Applied Behaviour Analysis
AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AC Accommodated Only
ACC Augmentative Communication Clinic
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADP Assistive Devices Program
AEP Annual Education Plan
APD Auditory Processing Disorder
ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASO Autism Society of Ontario
AT Assistive Technology
   
B  
BEST Behaviour Education Support Training
BRIEF Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function
BUILLD Building Understanding and Independence in Lifeskills for Developmental Delays
   
C  
CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder
CAS Children's Aid Society
CASA Centre for Autism Spectrum Assistance
CCAC Community Care Access Centre
CEC Catholic Education Centre
CELF Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals
CMHO Children's Mental Health Ontario
CMS Children's Memory Scale
CODE Council of Ontario Directors' of Education
CP Cerebral Palsy
CTOPP Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing
CYW Child and Youth Worker
   
D  
DD Developmentally Delayed
DRA Developmental Reading Assessment
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th Edition
DX Diagnosis
   
E  
EA Educational Assistant
EDU Ontario Ministry of Education
ENT Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist
EQAO Education Quality and Assessment Office
ESL English as a Second Language
EVT Expressive Vocabulary Test
   
F  
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FOI/POP Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy
FOS Family of Schools
FSL French as a Second Language
FTE Full-time Equivalent
   
G  
GDD Global Developmental Delays
   
H  
HI Hearing Impaired
HOH Head Over Hand
HOH Hard of Hearing
   
I  
IBI Intensive Behavioral Intervention
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IPRC Identification, Placement and Review Committee
IQ Intelligence Quotient
ISA Intensive Support Amount
   
K  
KTEA Kaufman Test of Education Achievement
   
L  
LC Learning Centre
LD Learning Disabled
LDAO Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
LDCC Locally Developed Credit Courses
LLD Language-based Learning Disability
   
M  
MCFCS Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services
MCSS Ministry of Community and Social Services
MD Muscular Dystrophy
MID Mild Intellectual Disability
MISA Managing Information for Student Achievement
MOD Modified
MOE Ministry of Education
MOH Ministry of Health
   
N  
NLD Nonverbal Learning Disability
   
O  
OACL Ontario Association for Community Living
OAPCE Ontario Association for Parents in Catholic Education
OASIS Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs
OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OT Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy
OSR Ontario Student Record
OSSLT Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
OYAP Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
   
P  
PD Professional Development
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PECS Picture Exchange Communication System
PPM Policy/Program Memoranda
PPVT Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
PT Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy
PTR pupil:teacher ratio
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PVNCCDSB Peterborough Victoria Notherumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board
   
R  
REACCH Reaching Exceptionalities Through Academics in a Catholic Community of Hope
ROM Range of Motion
   
S  
SALEP Supervised Alternative Learning for Excused Pupils
SEA Special Equipment Amount
SEAC Special Education Advisory Committee
SEMS Substitute Employee Management System
SEOS Special Education Online System
SEPPA Special Education Per Pupil Amount
SERT Special Education Resource Teacher
SIP Special Incidence Portion
S-L Speech Language
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
SRI Standardized Reading Inventory
SRT School Resource Team
SSP/ASD School Support Program/Autism Spectrum Disorder
STSCO Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario
SWAP School Work Assistive Program
   
T  
TAP Teacher Advisor Program
TAPS Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills
TnT Teachers and Technology
TOWL Test of Written Language
TWS Test of Written Spelling
   
V  
VI Visually Impaired
VMI Visual Motor Integration
VOCA Voice Output Communication Aids
   
W  
WIAT Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
WISC Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
WJ-III Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Achievement
WPM Words per Minute
WSIB Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
   
Y  
YO Young Offenders
YOA Young Offenders Act

 
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