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SEN Acronyms

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
LD – Learning Difficulties/Differences
EBD – Emotional Behavioural Disturbance
IEP – Individual Education Plan
IBP – Individual Behaviour Plan
PM – Provision Map
ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder
ASC – Austistic Spectrum Condition (preferred by some)
ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADD – without the hyperactivity (not all agree on this as hyperactivity doesn’t have to be obvious)
SpLD – Specific Learning Difficulty includes dyslexia, ADHD etc
SLI – specific language impairment – possibly most common and yet least known about (see RALLI if interested)
PMLD- Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
MLD – Moderate. Learning Difficulties
S&L – Speech and Language
AR – Annual Review
EHC plan – Education Health Care Plan
SC – Single Category – replaces school action and school action +
TA – Teaching Assistant
LSA – Learning Support Assistant
ESWS – Educational Social Work Service
EP – Educational Pychologist
OT – Occupational. Therapist
SENSS – SEN Specialist Service
CAMHS – Children and Adolescent Mental Health Care Service
YOT – Youth Offending Team
YISP – Youth Inclusion and Support Panel
EMTAS – Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service

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