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SEND Acronyms – What do they Mean?

SEND Acronyms – What do they mean?

ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder

CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health ServicesCCG: Clinical Commissioning Groups

EHC: Education, Health & Care

EP: Educational Psychologist

ESCO: Early Support Care Co-ordination

EWO: Education Welfare Officer

HI: Hearing Impairment

LA: Local Authority

MLD: Moderate Learning Difficulty

MSI: Multi-sensory impairment

OT: Occupational Therapy/Therapist

PD: Physical Disability

PMLD: Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PR: Parental Responsibility

PT: Physiotherapy/Physiotherapist

SALT/SLT: Speech & Language Therapy/Therapist

SEN: Special Educational Needs

SENCo: Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SLCN: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

SLD: Severe Learning Difficulties

SpLD: Specific Learning Difficulties

STAPS: Specialist Teacher and Psychology Service

TA: Teaching Assistant

VI: Visual Impairment

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