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OSEP English to Spanish Translation Glossary (2019)


This 2nd edition of the OSEP Glossary of Spanish Translations of Common IDEA Terms includes over 400 terms related to IDEA Parts B and C (the parts of IDEA that cover special education and early intervention services, respectively). The terms were selected by experienced translators from Parent Centers who have worked with families with children with disabilities representing the majority of Spanish-speaking cultures in Latin America and Spain.

Parents’ thoughts and perceptions of the translations were of major importance in the glossary’s development. Through a series of focus group, the project received input from ninety (90) parents/caregivers of children receiving services under IDEA. Families from a diversity of Spanish-speaking cultures participated in the focus groups.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Collaboration Disability Characteristics Dispute Resolution Early Childhood Early Intervention Elementary Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Laws High School Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Parent/Family Preschool Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) State Laws Transition