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
CAF Common Assessment Framework
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
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
EH&CP Education, Health and Care Plan
ELP Enhanced Learning Provision
EP Educational Psychologist
EWO Education Welfare Officer
FSM Free School Meals
HI Hearing Impairment
ISR In School Review
KS Key Stage
LA Local Authority
LAC Looked After Child
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
NC National Curriculum
OT Occupational Therapist
PEP Personal Education Plan
PSP Pastoral Support Programme
P&FSW Pupil and Family Support Worker
SaLT Speech and Language Therapy
SEMH Social, Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
SEND Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
SENDSP Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Support Plan
SENCO Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
TA Teaching Assistant
VI Visual Impairment