SEND Glossary of Terms

ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD
Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD
Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BESD
Behavioural Emotional & Social Difficulties

CAF
Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS
Child & 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

FR
Formal Response (replacing School Action Plus – SA+)

FSM
Free School Meals

HI
Hearing Impairment

IEP
Individual Education Plan

IR
Informal Response (replacing School Action – SA)

KS
Key Stage

LAC
Looked After Child

LEA
Local Education Authority

LSS
Learning Support Service

MLD
Moderate Learning Difficulty

NC
National Curriculum

OT
Occupational Therapist

PP
Pupil Premium

SaLT
Speech & Language Therapy

SEMH
Social Emotional Mental Health

SEN
Special Educational Needs

SEND
Special Educational Needs & Disability

SENCO
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SpLD
Specific Learning Difficulty

VI
Visual Impairment