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02 Apr 2005, 6:36 pm

I've noticed that a few people here don't know what certain acronyms used here mean, so I think we should have a collection of acronyms and their meanings. I'll start us off.

AS- Aspergers
OCD- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ADD/ADHD-Attention Defecit (Hyperactive) Disorder

HFA & LFA- High/Low Functioning Autism ......not sure if that is right?

That's all I can think of. But I know there's a few more I don't understand not listed.
Oh, and can one of the moderators please make this Sticky so future visitors can see it and understand what people are talking about.


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02 Apr 2005, 6:53 pm

NVLD or Neurological Vacative( or vocational?) Learning Disablilities

The categories someone uses when addressing one's IEP.
"Individualized Education Plan" during primary school years
special education(or phasing into mainstream classes).



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02 Apr 2005, 6:54 pm

NT - Neuro Typical - used to designate anyone who's not on the autism spectrum


One thing I've wondered about: is NT an appropriate term to use for those with ADD/ADHD or OCD without autism, because I wonder if their neural systems are truly typical.



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02 Apr 2005, 10:18 pm

Ghosthunter wrote:
NVLD or Neurological Vacative( or vocational?) Learning Disablilities

Huh? I thought NVLD stood for Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.



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02 Apr 2005, 10:26 pm

You can be amazed how
things found online can
sometimes be misspelled
or misinterpreted.

You may be right, but the
idea is still true.



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02 Apr 2005, 11:03 pm

OK
Here's what we have so far:

NT-Neurotypical
AS-Aspergers
HFA/LFA- High/Low Functioning Autism
OCD- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ADD/ADHD-Attention Defecit (Hyperactive) Disorder
IEP- Individual Education Plan
NVLD-Neurological Vacative(or vocational?) Learning Disablilities
OR Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Any more acronyms we don't have listed? Need help confirming NLVD.


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02 Apr 2005, 11:34 pm

This is a off-beat diagnostic term:

PDD-NOS:

I have to re-lookup it's full wording,
and it is used for non-descript symptoms,
but no actual presence of the reason for
the symptoms(Autism Spectrum Disorder)-ASD

Pervasive Development Disorder-Not otherwise specified.



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02 Apr 2005, 11:37 pm

It is Nonverbal Learning Disablities