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SEND Glossary of Terms

ADDAttention Deficit Disorder
ADHDAttention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder
ASDAutistic Spectrum Disorder
BESDBehavioural Emotional & Social Difficulties
CAFCommon Assessment Framework
CAMHSChild & Adolescent Mental Health Service
COPCode of Practice
CPChild Protection
DCDDevelopmental Co-ordination Disorder
EALEnglish as an Additional Language
EPEducational Psychologist
FRFormal Response (replacing School Action Plus – SA+)
FSMFree School Meals
HIHearing Impairment
IEPIndividual Education Plan
IRInformal Response (replacing School Action – SA)
KSKey Stage
LACLooked After Child
LEALocal Education Authority
LSSLearning Support Service
MLDModerate Learning Difficulty
NCNational Curriculum
OTOccupational Therapist
PPPupil Premium
SaLTSpeech & Language Therapy
SEMHSocial Emotional Mental Health
SENSpecial Educational Needs
SENDSpecial Educational Needs & Disability
SENCOSpecial Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SpLDSpecific Learning Difficulty
VIVisual Impairment

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