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Early Childhood Intervention Collage

What do all those letters mean?

Acronym or Abbreviation

Meaning

ABA

Applied Behavior Analysis

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AI

Auditory Impaired; Auditory Impairment; Adult Interaction

AI/VI

Auditory Impaired / Visually Impaired; Auditory Impairment / Visual Impairment

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASQ

Ages & Stages Questionnaires

ASQ:SE

Ages & Stages Questionnaires – Social Emotional Development

BDI-2

Battelle Developmental Inventory – 2nd Edition

BHO

Behavioral Healthcare Organization

CHIP

Children’s Health Insurance Program

CM

Case Management; Case Manager

CMCP

Case Management Care Plan

CPS

Child Protective Services

DADS

Department of Aging and Disability Services

DARS

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

DAYC

Developmental Assessment of Young Children

DFPS

Department of Family and Protective Services

DOB

Date of Birth

DOS

Date of Service

DSM

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual

DSM IV

Diagnosis & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 4th Edition

DX (dx)

Diagnosis

ECI

Early Childhood Intervention

EHDI

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

EI

Early Intervention

EIS

Early Intervention Specialist

ENT

Ear, Nose, and Throat

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FCS

Family Cost Share

FTT

Failure to Thrive

HELP

Hawaii Early Learning Profile

HHSC

Health and Human Services Commission

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMO

Health Maintenance Organization

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IFSP

Individualized Family Service Plan

IM

Infant Massage

IMH

Infant Mental Health

ISD

Independent School District

JPS

JPS Health Network (aka John Peter Smith Hospital)

LPA

Licensed Psychological Associate

LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LSW

Licensed Social Worker

M-CHAT

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

MCO

Managed Care Organization

NKA

No Known Allergies

NKDA

No Known Drug Allergies

OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OT

Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapist

PCP

Primary Care Physician; Primary Care Provider

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD-NOS

Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified

PDR

Physician’s Desk Reference

PICU

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

PPO

Preferred Provider Organization

PT

Physical Therapy; Physical Therapist

QDD

Qualitative Determination of Delay

RD

Registered Dietician

RN

Registered Nurse

SC

Service Coordinator

SLP

Speech Language Pathology; Speech Language Pathologist

SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

SSN

Social Security Number

SST

Specialized Skills Training

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TCM

Targeted Case Management

TDD

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

TEHDI

Texas Early Hearing & Detection Intervention

THSteps

Texas Health Steps (Texas Medicaid)

TMHP

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership

TTY

Telecommunication Device for the Deaf – Teletype

TX (tx)

Treatment; Texas

VCFS

Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome

VI

Visually Impaired; Visual Impairment

WIC

Women, Infants & Children (federally funded health & nutrition program)

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