Special Education Terms

A /B


Adaptive Behavior

Adaptive Physical Education


Alternate Assessments


Applied Behavioral Analysis

Assistive Technology

B / C /D

Behavior Intervention Plan

Child Find


Developmental Disability

Developmental Delay

E / F

Early Intervention

Educational Surrogate Parent

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA ) 

Free, Appropriate, Public Education (FAPE)

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) 

IEP Team

G / H / I

Inclusion or inclusive education

Independent Eduational Evaluation

Iindividualized Education Program (IEP)

Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Interim alternative educational setting (IAES) 

J / K / L / M

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) 

Manifestation determination review



N / O / P 

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) 

Orientation and Mobility Services


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 

Post-secondary Education  

Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAF)

Prior Written Notice  

Procedural safeguards

Progress monitoring

Q / R / S

Related services

Resolution session

Response to Intervention (RTI) 

Revocation of consent

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

SMART goal

Student Profile

Supplementary Aids and Services

T / U / V / W / X / Y / Z


Universal Design

Written Prior Notice