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Glossary of Terms

There may be some acronyms or terms that refer to SEND or education you've not come across before. We're here to help! Here is our handy list of terms:

ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder

CAF - Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

COP – Code of Practice

CP – Child Protection

DCD – Developmental Coordination Disorder

EAL – English as an Additional Language

EHC Plan – Education, Health and Care Plan (replaces the old Statement)

EP – Educational Psychologist

FSM – Free School Meals

HI – Hearing impairment

IEP – Individual Education Plan

LAC – Looked After Child

SLT/SaLT Speech and Language Therapy

SEN – Special Educational Needs

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability

SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SpLD – Specific Learning Disability

TA – Teaching Assistant

VI – Visual Impairment