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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