School Name

Ladybrook Primary School and Nursery

Learning without Limits

Common Acronyms within the SEND process

There are many SEND terms that are abbreviated in this document and that you may read and hear should your child have special educational needs. Below is a glossary of the most commonly used SEND terms.

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder

ASC Autistic Spectrum Condition

BESD Behavioural and Emotional & Social Difficulties

CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

COP Code of Practice

CP Child Protection

DCD Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

EAL English as an Additional Language

EHA Early help Assessment

EHCP Education and Health Care Plan 

EP Educational Psychologist

FAS Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

FSM Free School Meals

HI Hearing Impairment

IS Inclusion Service - formally Behaviour Support Service, Learning Support Service, 

LAC Looked After Child

L(E)A Local Education Authority

MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty

NC National Curriculum

OT Occupational Therapy

PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance 

PP Pupil premium 

SALT Speech and Language

SEMH Social and emotional health 

SEN Special Educational Needs

SEND Special Educational Needs and Disability

SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty

VI Visual Impairment