Diagnosis Abbreviations



When reading articles, chatting in an online support group or attending appointments, we often hear abbreviations.  At times, we don't know what they mean so I have made this list for you. 






ODD Oppositional Defiance Disorder


ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder


MRLD Mixed Receptive Language Disorder 


NVLD Non Verbal Learning Disability


ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 


GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder


CDBC Complex Developmental Behavioral Conditions


PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


NOS Not Otherwise Specified


DS Down Syndrome


ADD Attention Deficit Disorder


FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 


FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


CP Cerebral Palsy
SPD Sensory Processing Disorder 


DD Developmental Disability 


FAE Fetal Alcohol Effects 


FXS Fragile X Syndrome


HFA High Functioning Autism

 
HI Hearing Impaired 


LD Learning Disabilities/Differences


LFA Low Functioning Autism 


OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


RLS Restless Legs Syndrome


SB Spina Bifida


AOS Apraxia Of Speech


AS Asperger Syndrome









DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for suggestions and informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another because all children have different needs. Please always consult with a professional.

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