Acronyms and Terms to Know

If you have ever been in education or the medical field, you know that professionals in those fields LOVE their acronyms. It's a venerable alphabet soup and it can be confusing for someone who is new. Here are some of the acronyms and terms that might be used throughout your child's journey and what they might mean. As always, I am starting with those I personally know about and will add to this list as I learn. If you have any you would like to add, please contact me and I will include them in this list for other parents. 

Educational Acronyms

IEP - Individual Education Plan

ESY - Extended School Year

Therapy Acronyms

OT - Occupational Therapy

PT - Physical Therapy

Rare Disease Acronyms

DNA - Deoxyribonucleic Acid