Recognized Acronyms

Subject Matter Experts who updated the ATP exam in 2014-2016 have developed a list of acronyms recognized in the field of assistive technology service provision.  The following acronyms may appear within the ATP exam questions, and candidates are expected to understand the acronyms' use.

AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication
ABI Acquired Brain Injury
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASL American Sign Language
AT Assistive Technology
ATP Assistive Technology Professional
BiPAP Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
CAT scan Computerized Axial Tomography scan
CCTV Closed-circuit television
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CP Cerebral Palsy
CVA Cerebrovascular accident (Stroke)
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DVD Digital Video Disk
EADL Electronic Aids to Daily Living
EEG Electro encephalograph
FM Frequency Modulation
HAAT Human Activity Assistive Technology Model
IADL Industrial/Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
ICF International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
ICU Intensive care unit
iOS Apple operating system for phones/tablets
ITs Ischial tuberosities
MAT Manual Assessment Technique
MD Muscular Dystrophy
MRADL Mobility-Related Activities of Daily Living
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MS Multiple Sclerosis
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
OA Osteoarthritis
OCR Optical Character Recognition
OT Occupational Therapist
PC Personal Computer
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
PET scan Positron Emission Tomography Scan
PT Physical Therapist
QIAT Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology
RA Rheumatoid Arthritis
RESNA Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
ROM Range of Motion
SCI Spinal Cord Injury
SETT Student Environments Tasks Tools Framework
SGD Speech Generating Device
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
USB Universal Serial Bus
WHO World Health Organization