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