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Our School SEND at Fairlands

Glossary of acronyms to help you navigate the jargon-filled world of SEND

AD(H)D - Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
ASD/C - Autism Spectrum Disorder/Condition
C&I - Communication & Interaction
C&L - Cognition &Learning
CAMHS - Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service
CDC - Child Development Centre
CiP - Communicate in Print
COP - Code of Practice 
DfE - Department for Education
DHT - Deputy Head Teacher
DLA - Disability Living Allowance
DSPL - Delivering Special Provision Locally
EBSA - Emotionally based school avoidance
EHCCo - Education, Health & Care Co-ordinator
EHCP - Education, Health and Care Plan
EP - Educational Psychologist
FASD - Foetal Alcohol spectrum disorders
GDD - Global Developmental Delay
HCP - Healthcare plan 
HI - Hearing Impairment
ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OT - Occupational Therapist
PD - Physical Disability
PDA - Pathological Demand Avoidance
PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System
PEEP - Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan
PEP - Personal Education Plan 
PLP - Personalised Learning Plan 
PMLD - Profound Multiple Learning difficulties
PNI - Physical & Neurological Impairment
PSP - Pastoral Support Programme 
RAMP - Risk Assessment Management Plan
SALT - Speech and Language Therapist
SCERTS - Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support
SDQ - Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire
SEND SAS - Special Educational Needs Specialist Advice and Support
SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs Information, Advice and Support Service
SEMH - Social, Emotional & Mental Health
SEND - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
SENDCo - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator
SENDISO - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Implementation & Support Officer
SLCN - Speech, Language & Communication Needs
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulties
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulties
SSP - Safety and Support Plan
Therapeutic Plan (formerly known as an IRMP/Individual Risk Management Plan or RRP/Risk Reduction Plan)
VI - Visual Impairment