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Common Abbreviations in ABA Field

Guide to common abbreviations you may come across

ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis

ACA: Affordable Care Act

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADI: Autism Diagnostic Interview

ADOS: Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale

AIT: Auditory Integration Training

ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASL: American Sign Language

BCaBA: Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst

BCAT: Board Certified Autism Technician

BCBA: Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst

BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan

BT: Behavior Technician

CEU: Continuing Education Unit

DD: Developmental Disabilities

DVD: Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia

DTT: Discrete Trial Training

EIBI: Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

EO: Establishing Operation

ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning

FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education

FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FBA: Functional Behavioral Assessment

FBI: Fluency-Based Instruction

FCT: Functional Communication Training

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP: Individualized Education Program

IOA: Interobserver Agreement

IFSP: Individualized Family Service Plan

IPP: Individual Program Plan

LBA: Licensed Behavior Analyst

LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LRE: Least Restrictive Environment

NET: Natural Environment Training

OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

ODD: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

OT: Occupational Therapist

PDD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDDBI: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory

PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System

PHI: Protected Health Information

PRT: Pivotal Response Training

PSI: Parent Stress Index

PT: Physical Therapy

RBT: Registered Behavior Technician

SI: Sensory Integration

SIB: Self-Injurious Behavior

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