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Pedagogy---an approach to, or view of teaching, that influences how teachers teach.

Peer Editing

Peer Mediation

Peer Mentoring

Peer Tutoring--students who have mastered certain skills or information and then help others at the same grade level learn those same skills.

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)

Pennsylvania State School Assessment (PSSA)

Perceptual Reasoning index (PRI)

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)


Physical Therapy--services provided by a qualified physical therapist that address gross motor skills

Placement (Educational)--the setting in which the special education service is delivered to the student. It must be derived from the student’s IEP.



Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Pragmatic Language

Pre K-3 or Birth-3--sometimes referred to as Early Intervention (EI)


PSSA tests

Pre-Medial Education

Prior Written Notice (PWN)--The document that describes an IEP team’s proposal or refusal or an action, or requested action. Th PWN must be provided to the parents when school proposes to initiate or change, or refuses to initiate or change, the identification, evaluation or placement of a child. It is to be given after the decision is made, but before the change is put into effect. The PWN is one of the most "legal" documents in the whole IEP process.  

Procedural Safeguards

Processing Speed Index (PSI)

Progress Monitoring


Psycho-educational Evaluation--an evaluation of one’s academic, social, emotional, and behavioral abilities and functioning


Pull Out Programs--remove a child from a regular classroom for part of the school day for remedial services or enrichment


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