Common Terms in Education
You will likely encounter many specialized terms when dealing with educational professionals, as well as when networking with other parents who have more experience dealing with the special education system. We hope the following sortable list will help demystify some of this terminology, also known humourously as 'EDUspeak'. Learning the lingo is the first step to successful advocating for your child. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of ABC Peel, ABC Waterloo and Valerie Gravelle to the development of this glossary. We also recommend the NAGC's Glossary of Gifted Terms
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