Special Education Acronyms
ARD Meeting: admission, review, or dismissal meeting in whch a child's individual education plan is reviewed or developed, or an evaluation report is shared or a child is dismissed.
IEP: Individual Education Plan. This is a plan for the students education that makes changes in the TEKS.
LRE: least restrictive environment
FIE: Full and Individual Evaluation. This is a comprehensive evaluation for a child. One is done before a child in placed in special education and must be renewed every 3 years.
BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan. This is the individual behavior plan with goals and objectives as well as strategies for responding to the behaviors to improve them and also consequences.
PT: This stands for physical therapy which is also a related service for which a student must qualify. It is only for educational purposes not therapeutic purposes.
OT: This stands for occupational therapy which is also a related service for shich a student must qualify. It is only for educational purposes not therapeutic purposes.
Present Levels of Performance: This is the child's current level of functioning academically.
AU - Autistic
AI - Auditorily Impaired
ED - Emotionally Disturbed
LD - Specific Learning Disability
MD - Multiple Disabilities
MR - Mentally Retarded
OHI - Other Health Imapirment
OI - Orthopedically Imparied
TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury
VI - Visually Impaired