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SEND Vocabulary

Special Educational Needs has a wide ranging vocabulary, with many acronyms. Some of the most frequently used SEND terms include:

AAP

Attendance Advisory Practitioner

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BESD

Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

COP

Code of Practice

CP

Child Protection

DCD

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

EAL

English as an Additional Language

EP

Educational Psychologist

FSM

Free School Meals

HI

Hearing Impairment

IEP

Individual Education Plan

ISR

In school review

KS

Key Stage

LAC

Looked After Child

LEA

Local Educational Authority

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulty

NC

National Curriculum

OT

Occupational Therapy

PSP

Pastoral Support programme

SALT

Speech and Language Therapy

SEND

Special Educational Needs & Disability

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulty

VI

Visual Impairment