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Buzz Words

Buzz Words

ABA - Applied Behavioral Analysis

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD is a medical condition that affects how well someone can sit still, focus, and pay attention.

BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) documents the strategies, supports and methods that will be used to address the behaviors and used to teach more appropriate behaviors. A BIP should include strategies that will prevent the behavior from recurring. The BIP must include positive interventions and strategies.

IA - Instructional Assistant (also known as a para or paraprofessional)

IEP - Individualized Education Plan

ISP - Individual Service Plan

EH/ED - Emotionally Handicapped/ Emotionally Disturbance

ESD - Extended School Day

ESY - Extended School Year (also known as summer school)

FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA - Functional Behavioral Assessment: The FBA used to develop a hypothesis or a theory about the purpose or function that the behavior serves. Is this behavior an attempt to get of something, to assist the child to self regulate or express an emotion? This information is then used to develop a behavior intervention plan (BIP).

HQT - Highly Qualified Teacher-Highly Qualified Teachers: To be deemed highly
qualified, teachers must have: 1) a bachelor's degree, 2) full state certification or licensure, and 3) prove that they know each subject they teach. (US Dept of Ed The highly qualified teacher provision is one of the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. (NH Rules pg 12)

LD - Learning Disability

LEA - Local Education Agency - Also known as School District

LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

NHSEIS - It is a computer-based special education data base and retrieval system that confidentially maintains personally identifiable data used for program development, monitoring, compliance, and reporting to the State Board of Education, the New Hampshire legislative bodies, and the U.S. Department of Education. (NH Rules pg 23)

OHI - Other Health Impaired

OT/PT - Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy

PARA - Paraprofessional (also known as an instructional assistant)

PES - Pelham Elementary School

PHS - Pelham High School

PMS - Pelham Memorial School

PSB - Pelham School Board

PSD - Pelham School District

RA - Rehab Assistant (also known as an instructional assistant or paraprofessional)

RTI - Response to Intervention

SAU 28 - School Administrative Unit 28

SLP - Speech & Language Pathologist