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Special Education Office Staff

Phone (209) 830-3270

Fax (209) 830-3274

 

Dr. Janet Skulina, Director

jskulina@tusd.net

 

Jeanne Neunkirch, Department Secretary

jneunkirch@tusd.net

 

Aida Jaurequi, Budget Secretary

ajaurequi@tusd.net

 

Anita Ivaschenko, Clerk

lbartholdi@tusd.net

 

Katharind R. Alaniz, Program Administrator

 

Kristine Gornto, Program Administrator

 

 

Barbara Larson, Behavior & Curriculum Specialist

blarson@tusd.net

 

Laura Blanchard, Behavior & Curriculum Specialist

 
 
 
 
 

 Special Education Acronyms

 

1. ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis; Typically associated with development of a behavior support plan

2. ADA – Americans with Disability Act; Typically associated with section 504

3. ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

4. ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution

5. AE – Age Equivalent

6. ALB – Autistic-Like Behaviors; Typically used when referring to sped eligibility criteria for autism

7. APE – Adaptive PE; Special Education PE

8. AS – Asperger’s Syndrome

9. ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder

10. ASL – American Sign Language

11. AT – Assistive Technology; E.g., alpha smart

12. BICM – Behavior Intervention Case Manager

13. BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan

14. BSP – Behavior Support Plan

15. CAC – Community Advisory Committee

16. CAHSEE – California High School Exit Exam

17. CAPA – California Alternate Performance Assessment

18. CASL – Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language

19. CD – Conduct Disorder

20. CELDT – California English Language Development Test

21. CMA – California Modified Assessment

22. CP – Cerebral Palsy

23. CST – California Standards Test

24. D/HH – Deaf/Hard of Hearing

25. DSM – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual; Used by clinicians to diagnose psychiatric disabilities

26. ED – Emotional Disturbance; Sped category for students identified with significant emotional problems e.g, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, etc.

27. ELL – English Language Learner

28. ESL – English as a Second Language

29. ESY – Extended School Year; Typically associated with students who require additional schooling during the summer so their ability does not regress substantially

30. FAA – Functional Analysis Assessment; Typically associated with development of a BSP/PBIP

31. FAPE – Free and Appropriate Education

32. FBA – Functional Behavioral Assessment; Typically associated with development of a bsp

33. FERPA – Family Educational and Rights and Privacy Act

34. GE – General Education

35. GE (on WJIII reports) – Grade Equivalent

36. HI – Hearing Impaired

37. HOH – Hard of Hearing

38. IAES – Interim Alternative Educational Setting

39. ID – Intellectual Disability; Previously referred to as Mental Retardation (MR)

40. IDEA – Individual with Disabilities Education Act

41. IEE – Individualized Educational Evaluation 

42. IEP – Individualized Education Program

43. IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan

44. IQ – Intelligence Quotient

45. ITP – Individualized Transition Plan

46. LD – Learning Disability

47. LEA – Local Education Agency

48. LEP – Limited English Proficiency

49. LRE – Least Restrictive Environment; Typically associated with referring to the least restrictive environment in which the student can still make progress at his/her level with appropriate supports

50. LSH – Language Speech and Hearing

51. MD – Manifestation Determination; Refers to when a special education student receives ten days of suspension in a school year or is placed up for expulsion; Meeting to determine if behavior was caused by or substantially related to the disability and to ensure IEP was current

52. MR – Mental Retardation; see ID

53. NCLB – No Child Left Behind

54. NPS – Non-Public School

55. OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

56. ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder

57. OCR – Office of Civil Rights

58. OHI – Other Health Impaired

59. OI – Orthopedic Impairment

60. OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs

61. OT – Occupational Therapy; Fine/gross motor therapy

62. OWLS – Oral and Written Language Scales

63. PBIP – Positive Intervention Behavior Plan

64. PDD – Pervasive Developmental Disorder; Typically associated with Autism/Asperger’s syndrome

65. PT – Physical Therapy

66. RSP – Resource Support Program

67. RTI – Response to Intervention

68. SDC – Special Day Class

69. SELPA – Special Education Local Plan Area

70. SLD – Specific Learning Disability

71. SLI – Speech/Language Impairment

72. SLP – Speech/Language Pathologist

73. SS – Standard Scores

74. SST – Student Study Team

75. STS – Standards-Based Tests in Spanish

76. TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury

77. VI – Visual Impairment

78. VMRC – Valley Mountain Regional Center

79. WJ-III ACH – Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Achievement, academic assessment