Acronyms

Here is a useful guide to the many acronyms used in SEND documentation:
 
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ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

 

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 

ASC: Autism Spectrum Condition

 

CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

 

CCG: Clinical Commissioning Groups

 

EHC: Education, Health & Care

 

EHCP: Education, Health & Care Plan

 

EP: Educational Psychologist

 

EWO: Education Welfare Officer

 

EYFS: Early Years Foundation Stage

 

HCP: Health Care Plan

 

HI: Hearing Impairment

 

KS1: Key Stage 1 (Children aged 5-7)

 

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/SLT: Speech & Language Therapy/Therapist

 

SEN: Special Educational Needs

 

SENAAT: Special Educational Needs Assessment and Advice Team

 

SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

 

SENDCo: Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (also known as ‘Inclusion Leader)

 

SLCN: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

 

SLD: Severe Learning Difficulties

 

SpLD: Specific Learning Difficulties

 

TA: Teaching Assistant

 

VI: Visual Impairment