Abbreviations, Acronyms and Lingo for Special Needs Aunties

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  • TabbyAuntie said at 7:18 pm on Aug 2 2009
    Also, a good resource for deaf and hard of hearing children/parents/aunts, etc is your state's deaf and hard of hearing commission. Every state has one, and is state funded. The purpose of these agencies is to educate and advocate.
  • TabbyAuntie said at 7:15 pm on Aug 2 2009
    Actually hearing impaired is actually an old term that is rapidly fading away. The preferred term is Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH). Same with mental retardation, the perferred term now, if you must label them is Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • cchrissyy said at 2:44 am on Jul 15 2009
    correction - DIR/Floortime therapy stands for "Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-based approach" . Definitely no "indifference" in the name, yikes!
  • mlcottingham said at 10:17 pm on May 16 2009
    IEP stands for individualized education plan... and is broader than just adaptive PE. it defines ALL the goals set for a child during the school year, as well as any special support needed to help achieve them.