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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA)

A federal law that regulates the management of student records and disclosure of information from those records. The Act has its own administrative enforcement mechanism. 

Fine motor

Functions which require tiny muscle movements. For example, writing or typing would require fine motor movement. 

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

The right to a free public education which meets the specific educational needs of a child with a disability as guaranteed by IDEA.

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)

A systematic collection of data that identifies conditions under which an inappropriate behavior is likely to occur, the motivation for the behavior and what the behavior communicates for a student