There are many SEND terms that are abbreviated, which can lead to confusion – even for us! Below is a glossary of the most used SEND terms.

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BESD

Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CLA

Child, Looked After

CoP

Code of Practice

CP

Child Protection

DCD

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act

DfE

Department for Education

EAL

English as an Additional Language

EHCP

Education, Health and Care Plan

EHP

Early Help Plan

ELP

Enhanced Learning Provision

EP

Educational Psychologist

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

FSM

Free School Meals

FSW   

Family Support Worker

HI

Hearing Impairment

IBP

Individual Behaviour Plan

ILP

Individual Learning Plan

ISR

In School Review

KS

Key Stage

LA

Local Authority

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulty

NC

National Curriculum

OT

Occupational Therapist

PBP

Personal Behaviour Plan

PEP

Personal Education Plan

PSP

Pastoral Support Programme

SaLT

Speech and Language Therapy

SEND

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

SENDSP    

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Support Plan

SENCDO

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulty

TA

Teaching Assistant

VI

Visual Impairment