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 Professionaly
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
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