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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

ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BESD Behavioural and Emotional & Social Difficulties

CAF Common Assessment Framework

COP Code of Practice

CP Child Protection

DCD Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

EAL English as an Additional Language

EP Educational Psychologist

FSM Free School Meals

HI Hearing Impairment

HYMS Healthy Young Minds

LAC Looked After Child

L(E)A Local Education Authority

MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty

NC National Curriculum

OT Occupational Therapy

PBSS Primary Behaviour Support Service

SALT Speech and Language

SEN Special Educational Needs

SEND Special Educational Needs and Disability

SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty

VI Visual Impairment

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