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#1 vivkate

Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:21 AM

Hi just thinking if we could find good use of a pinned thread with the SN achronyms listed?

ie alphabetical list like;

ABR- Advanced Bio-mechanical Rehabilitation
ADD  = Attention Deficit Disorder
ADs - Anti Depressants
ADHD = Attetion Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AEs/ACs Anti Epilpetic/Anti convulsant (medications)
AFO's- Ankle, Foot Orthotics.
AH  - Australian Hearing
AH   = Allied Health = (team of OT, PT, SP & Feeding specialists)
APD  = Audio Processing Disorder
AS  = Asperger Syndrome
ASD  =  Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASD (heart) = Atrial Septal Defect
BGL - Blood Glucose Level
BSL - Blood Sugar Level (See BGL)
BI   = Brain injured
Bi-CI bilateral cochlear implants
C&YH = Child & Youth Health
CA = Carers Allowance (a payment from Centrelink)
CAPD = Central Auditory Processing Disorder =APD
CD = Conduct Disorder
CF = cystic fibrosis
CHD  = Congenital heart disease
CI cochlear implant
CL = Centrelink
CP   = Cerebral Palsy
CP = Carers Payment (a payment/pension from centrelink)
DADHC = Dept of Ageing, Disability & Home Care - NSW
DBB - Dennis Brown Brace
DD   = Developmental Delay
DDH - Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
DMSA scan - dimercaptosuccinic acid scan
DCD = Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (can include GMD, HT, SID & many more)
DMD = Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
DS = Down Syndrome
DVD  = Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
EEG= electroencephalogram
ECG= electrocardiogram
EI= Early Intervention
endo- endocrinologist
EUA = Eye Examination Under Anaesthesia
GDD - Global Development Delay
GORD = (reflux)
HCC = Health Care Card
HMT = High muscle tone (Hypertonia)
hypo- hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
FTB = Family tax benefit
IDT  = Infant Development Team
JA = Juvenile Arthritis
LD   = Learning Difficulties
LD   = Learning Delay
LMT - Low Muscle Tone (Hypotonia)
M/C = Medicare
MCU - micturating cystourethrogram
MD = Muscular Dystrophy
MDS = Mosaic Down Syndrome
MRI - magnetic resonance imaging
MSU - mid-stream urine
NG tube  = Naso Gastric tube
NT   = neurotypical
NT   = Nuchal Transluency (test b4 birth, @12/13wks gestation)
NTD - Neural Tube Defect
OCD  = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD  = oppositional Defiance Disorder ? - plse verify ????
OT   = Occupational Therapy
PAPVD = Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage
PDD-NOS = Pervasive Development Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified
PHPV - Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
PT   = Physio Thearapy
RSV = Respiratory System Virus
SB   = Spina Bifida
SID  = Sensory Integration Disorder
SN   = Special needs
SPD  = Sensory Processing Disorder (see SID)
SS = Stickler Syndrome
ST   = Speach Therapy
TT - toilet training
Sx/Sz - seizure
URSV = Upper Respiratory System Virus
US or U/S - Ultrasound
VUR - vesicoureteric reflux

Education terms;

ESC - Education Support Centre
ESU - Education Support Unit
LDC - Language Development Centre (Specialist Language schools in WA)
PP - Pre-Primary (5 yr olds)
PS - Primary School
SHS or HS - Senior High School
SSO - School Supoprt officer (Sth Aust)(teachers helper)

and some non-medical ones...
DD = Dear Daughter
DS = Dear Son
DH = Dear Husband
DP = Dear Partner
ETA = Edited to Add
HTH - Hope this helps.
IYKWIM = if you know what I mean
TIA = Thanks in Advance

It could be a work in progress for us all to contribute too, if Therese (Mod) was willing to co-ordinate it?

What Therapists/specialists missed?
Centrelink/Medicare terms missed?
School system/support terms needed?

What do you think?
What do you have to add?
ETA any listed below up to post #33
ETA; updated spelling  original.gif - I have a spelling DiSSorder  laughing2.gif  sad.gif

Edited by vivkate, 13 August 2008 - 12:11 PM.

#2 TeamBlue

Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:26 AM

what does NT mean

#3 2lovelyferals

Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:31 AM

I think that this is a great idea - acronyms can be really hard to keep up with & when I first started in here I kept asking myself "what does that stand for?".

I also assume frequently used:

DD = Dear Daughter
DS = Dear Son
DH = Dear Husband
DP = Dear Partner

Hope I got them right!

#4 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

NT is neurotypical.  It started out as a joke term for people who don't have autism in the Aspergers forums a few years back.

I think it's a good idea, esp for someone like me who uses acronyms constantly  blush.gif .

Disorder by the way, only one s wink.gif

#5 TeamBlue

Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:47 AM

blush.gif i thought it was something like nasal tube or something laughing2.gif

#6 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:51 AM

No, a nasal tube is an NG tube  laughing2.gif

#7 Neonatal Diabetes

Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:27 PM

CHD = Congenital heart disease
PAPVD = Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage
ASD (heart) = Atrial Septal Defect

#8 TeamBlue

Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:48 PM

blush.gif  laughing2.gif At lest I've made someone giggle today LOL

#9 jofisk

Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:55 PM

Here are a couple more that I have used -

CAPD - Central Auditory Processing Disorder
DVD - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia

#10 smithsholidayroad

Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:59 PM

hi there,

great idea!

CP- Cerebral Palsy
BI- Brain injured.

what about all the therapists like OT, SP,PT, etc? (occupational, speech. physio?)

Also when I saw NT I think of Nuchal Transluency the 12w test for trisomies during pregnancy.


#11 Guest_amber1986_*

Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:32 PM

I'm going to add my two bobs worth in  tongue.gif

SB = Spina Bifida

Thats all I've  got  laughing2.gif

#12 shimmershine

Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:18 AM


#13 PMU

Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:24 AM

Can I add a couple

ADs - Anti Depressants

AEs/ACs Anti Epilpetic/Anti convulsant (medications)

TT - toilet training

Hmm -if I think of any others - I'll be back!

#14 TeamBlue

Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:41 AM

EI= Early Intervention grin.gif

#15 HoneyMurcott

Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:12 PM

DDH - Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
DBB - Dennis Brown Brace
US or U/S - Ultrasound

#16 madmother

Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

Am surprised no-one has added these:

AS = Asperger Syndrome

PDD-NOS = Pervasive Development Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified

(or my version that many others  laughing2.gif about: Persuasive Development Disorder, No Other Specifics).  wink.gif

#17 vivkate

Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:51 PM

Can someone give me
EEG = ?
ECG = ?

#18 ronnieb

Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:27 PM

EEG= electroencephalogram
ECG= electrocardiogram
You can see why the use achronyms!

Edited by ronnieb, 01 August 2008 - 02:27 PM.

#19 smithsholidayroad

Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:16 PM

AFO's- Ankle, Foot Orthotics.
ABR- Advanced Bio-mechanical Rehabilitation


#20 Guest_miss-clo_*

Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:35 PM

HCC = Health Care Card

#21 sparassidae

Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:42 PM

I suppose I'll add ours:

BGL/BSL-  Blood Glucose Level/Blood Sugar Level
hypo-  hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
endo-  endocrinologist

#22 ~MakkaPakka~

Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:00 PM

NTD - Neural Tube Defect

#23 Nangari

Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:53 PM

DS = Down Syndrome
MDS = Mosaic Down Syndrome
TIA = Thanks in Advance
IYKWIM = if you know what I mean


#24 hayleymorton

Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:01 AM

PHPV - Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous

#25 jofisk

Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:13 AM

OP asked for School Achronyms, so here goes.  Some of them are only used in WA (I think)

PS - Primary School
SHS or HS - Senior High School
ESC - Education Support Centre
ESU - Education Support Unit
LDC - Language Development Centre (Specialist Language schools in WA)
PP - Pre-Primary (5 yr olds)

HTH - Hope this helps.

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