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Neuropsychological Evaluation--an evaluation of one’s academic, social, emotional, and behavioral abilities AND why certain differences and/or difficulties exist.


 Notice of Recommended Educational Placement (NOREP)

 Objectives--Objectives can be listed as smaller incremental checkpoints on the way to fully achieving the overall goal.

Observation--watching and recording systematically-facts, data, behavior, time on task, etc.

 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

 Occupational Therapy--A special education related service which is usually focused upon the development of a student’s fine motor skills and/or the identification of adapted ways of accomplishing activities of daily living when a student’s disabilities preclude doing those tasks in typical ways.

 Office of Student Disabilities

 Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

 Online Learning

 Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)


 Orton-Gillingham Approach-- an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique.

 Other Health Impaired (OHI)--a classification category under the IDEA characterized as having limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that--

(a) Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and Tourette syndrome; and

(b) Adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

 Out of School Suspension (OSS)--a consequence where the student may not attend school or be on school grounds for 1 or more days due to an infraction of the code of conduct