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Acronyms Commonly discussed under SEND Provision

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ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance
BESD Behavioural Emotional & Social Difficulties
BOSS Behavioural Outreach Support Service
CAF Common Assessment Framework
CAMHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
CIN Child In Need
COP Code Of Practice
CP Child Protection
EAL English as an Additional Language
EHA Early Help Assessment
EHCP Educational Health Care Plan
EP Educational Psychologist
ESCO Early Support Care Coordination
EWO Education Welfare Officer
FSM Free School Meals
HI Hearing Impairment
SEN Support Special Educational Needs Support
KS Key Stage
LAC Looked After Child
LEA Local Education Authority
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
NC National Curriculum
OT Occupational Therapist
PSA Parent Support Advisor
SaLT Speech and Language Therapy
SEMH Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SEND Special Educational Needs & Disability
SENCo Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
STT Specialist Teaching Team
TAC Team Around the Child
VI Visual Impairment
WTT Working Together Team