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Abbreviations List For Diagnoses

  • ABA = Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA = Applied Behavior Analysis (therapy method)
  • AD/HD = The DSM-IV eliminated the diagnosis o fADD and replaced it with AD/HD (for Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). The specifers 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
  • AEA = Area Education Agency, provides support services to
  • AIT = Auditory Integration Training (Berard AIT)
  • AIT = Advanced Individual Training or Auditory Integration Therapy
  • APD = Auditory Processing Disorder
  • AS = Asperger's Syndrome (part of the autism spectrum)
  • ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ASPIE = A person with Asperger's Syndrome
  • AUTIE = A person with Autism
  • BIL = Brother-In-Law
  • BIP = Behavior Improvement Plan
  • BMP = Behavior Management Plan
  • BP = Bi-Polar (formerly called 'manic depressive')
  • CAPD = Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • CARS = Childhood Autism Rating Scale (diagnostic and evaluation tool)
  • CAT Scan = Computer Axial Tomography - a scan using an x-ray machine linked to a computer that produces a scan in cross sections catalog of medical diagnoses)
  • CF = Cystic Fibrosis
  • CF = Casein Free (milk protein)
  • CFS = Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • CNS = Central Nervous System
  • CP = Cerebral Palsy
  • CVPD = Central Vision Processing Disorder
  • DAS = Developmental Apraxia of Speech
  • DCD = Development Coordination Disorder (DSM IV 315.4)
  • DD = Darling Daughter (in email)
  • DD = Developmentally Delayed
  • DD = Development Disorder/Developmental Disabilities
  • DH = Darling Husband (in email)
  • DH = Developmentally Handicapped (used in some areas instead of DD)
  • DHH = Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • 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
  • EBD = Emotional Behavior Disorder
  • ECG = ElectroCardioGram - records electrical activity in the heart
  • EEG = ElectroEncephaloGram - records electrical brain-wave activity in the brain
  • EI = Early Intervention
  • FAPE = Free Appropriate Public Education
  • FBA = Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • FC = Facilitated Communication
  • FDA = Food and Drug Administration
  • FIL = Father-In-Law
  • FSP = Family Support Plan
  • GF = Gluten Free (protein in small grains)
  • GFCF = Gluten Free / Casein Free diet
  • GI = Gastro Intestinal
  • GT/LD = Gifted, Talented & Learning Disabled
  • HFA = High Functioning Autism (autism without mental retardation, e.g. w/IQ of 70 or higher)
  • HI = Hearing Impaired (all of us in general)
  • IDEA = Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
  • IEP = Individual Education Plan
  • IQ = Intelligence Quotient
  • LD = Learning Disabilities/Differences
  • LDA = Learning Disabilities Association
  • LF = Lactose Free (milk sugar)
  • LFA = Low Functioning Autism
  • LI = Lactose Intolerant
  • 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)
  • MIL = Mother-in-Law
  • MR = Mental Retardation, Mentally Retarded (IQ less than 70)
  • MRI = Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • NLD = Nonverbal Learning Disability
  • NOD = Not Otherwise Defined, Often appears alot with DX by psychologists
  • NOS = Not of Specific Origin/Not Otherwise Specified (usually
  • NT = Neurologically Typical (no diagnosable neurological disorder)
  • NVLD = Non-verbal learning disability
  • OCD = Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • ODD = Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • OT = Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy
  • PDD = Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • PDD/NOS = Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified
  • PECS = Picture Exchange Communication System
  • PET Scan = Postronic Emission Tomography (a nuclear scan that measures blood flow in brain, heart etc.) \
  • PLAN = Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
  • PT = Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy
  • SAH Mom or SAHM= Stay at home Mom
  • SI = Sensory Integration
  • SID or DSI = Sensory Integrative (or Integration) Disorder/Dysfunction
  • SIDS = Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • SLP = Speech Language Pathologist
  • SLT = Speech Language Therapist
  • SPD = Sensory Processing Disorder (new name for SID or DSI)
  • SPED = Special Education - also used in referring to a Special Ed Teacher
  • SSRI = Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor - antidepressant medication includes Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft
  • TASK = Team of Advocates for Special Kids
  • TEACCH = Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children
  • TS = Tourette Syndrome
  • VQ = Verbal IQ
     

 

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