SEN Abbreviations

ADD/ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

BESD

Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties

BOSS

Behaviour Outreach Support Service

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CCG

Clinical Commissioning Groups

CIN

Child in Need

EHC

Education, Health & Care

EHCP

Education, Health & Care Plan

EP

Educational Psychologist

ESCO

Early Support Care Co-ordination

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

FSM

Free School Meals

G&T

Gifted & Talented

HE

Higher Education

HI

Hearing Impaired

IEP

Individual Education Plan

LA

Local Authority

MDT

Multi-Disciplinary Team

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulty

MSI

Multi-Sensory Impairment

NC

National Curriculum

NQT

Newly Qualified Teacher

OT

Occupational Therapist

PD

Physical Disability

PE

Physical Education

PMLD

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PR

Parental Responsibility

PSHE

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education

PT

Physiotherapy/Physiotherapist

RoA

Records of Achievement

SaLT

Speech and Language Therapy

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SENDCO

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator

SLCN

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

SLD

Severe Learning Difficulties

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulties

STAPS

Specialist Teacher and Psychology Service

STT

Specialist Teaching Team

TA

Teaching Assistant

VI

Visual Impairment

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