Acronyms and Terminology

Acronyms and Terminology

Please refer to list of Acronyms and Terminology below:-

ABI – Acquired Brain Injury

ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder

BESD – Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties

BSL – British Sign Language

CAF – Common Assessment Framework

CAFA – The Children and Families Act 2014

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group

CDC – Child Development Centre

CP – Cerebral Palsy

DfE– Department for Education

DLA – Disability Living Allowance

EHCP – Education, Health and Care Plan

EP – Educational Psychologist

EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage

IEP – Individual Education Plan

MLD – Moderate Learning Difficulties

ODD – Oppositional Defiance Disorder

OT – Occupational therapist

PCP – Person Centred Planning

PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance

PECS – Picture Exchange Communication System

PIP – Personal Independence Payment

PMLD – Profound and multiple learning difficulties

SALT – Speech and Language Therapist

SEMH – Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

SEN – Special Educational Needs

SENCO – Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator

SLD – Severe Learning Difficulties

SMAP – Single Multi Agency Panel

TAM – Team around Me

LA – Local Authority

TA – Teaching Assistant

VI – Visual Impairment