Common Acronyms

ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder  

AAC - Assistive Augmentative Communication 

ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis  

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act 

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder 

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

AIT - Auditory Integration Training 

ASA - Autism Society of America or Alabama

ASL - American Sign Language 

AVB - Applied Verbal Behavior  

BMP - Behavior Management Protocol  

CDC - Center for Disease Control 

DAN - Defeat Autism Now 

DD – Developmental Delay 

DSM-IV - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 

DTT - Discrete Trial Training 

FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education  

HBOT - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy  

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  

IEP - Individual Education Program

LD - Learning Disabled  

LRE - Least Restrictive Environment 

NAA - National Autism Association 

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

OT - Occupational Therapy  

PDD/NOS - Pervasive Development Disorder/Not Otherwise Specified 

PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System  

PT - Physical Therapy  

RDI - Relationship Development Intervention  

SIB - Self-Injurious Behavior 

SIT - Sensory Integration Therapy 

SLP - Speech-Language Pathologist 

SLT - Speech Language Therapy  

SPD – Sensory Processing Disorder 

TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication- handicapped Children