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SEND Acronyms...what do they mean?


ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder

ADHD: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CCG: Clinical Commissioning Groups

EHC: Education, Health & Care

EP: Educational Psychologist

HI: Hearing Impairment

IEP: Individual Education Plan

LA: Local Authority

MLD: Moderate Learning Difficulty

MSI: Multi-sensory impairment

OT: Occupational Therapy/Therapist

PD: Physical Disability

PMLD: Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PR: Parental Responsibility

PT: Physiotherapy/Physiotherapist

SALT: Speech & Language Therapy/Therapist

SEN: Special Educational Needs

SENCo: Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SLCN: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

SLD: Severe Learning Difficulties

SpLD: Specific Learning Difficulties

 Dyslexia – literacy

 Dyscalculia – numeracy

 Dyspraxia – movement, gross or fine motor perception

DCD: Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

TA: Teaching Assistant

VI: Visual Impairment