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Terms and Abbreviations - A

ABA
Applied Behaviour Analysis
ADD / ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AS
Asperger Syndrome
ASC
Autism Spectrum Condition
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASDAN
Life Skills Accreditation Award scheme

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Terms and Abbreviations - B

BDA
British Dyslexia Association
BECTA
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (no longer operative)

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Terms and Abbreviations - C

CAT
Cognitive Ability Test
CTM
Check The Map
CPA
Care Program Approach
CP
Cerebral Palsy
CPD
Continuing Professional Development

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Terms and Abbreviations - D

DENI
Department of Education for Northern Ireland
DfE
Department for Education
DS
Down syndrome

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Terms and Abbreviations - E

EBD
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
ECDL
European Computer Driving Licence
Edexcel
UK Awarding body for specialist qualifications
EdPsych
Educational Psychologist
EAL
English as an Additional Language
EWO
Educational Welfare Officer

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Terms and Abbreviations - F

FE
Further Education

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Terms and Abbreviations - H

HAP
Health Action Plan
HI
Hearing Impairment

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Terms and Abbreviations - I

ICT
Information and Communication Technology
ISBN
International Standard Book Number
IEP
Individual Education Plan
INSET
In Service Education for Teachers

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Terms and Abbreviations - K

Key Stage / KS

A period of study relating to particular age groups

  • KS1 (ages 5 - 7)
  • KS2( ages 8 - 11)
  • KS3 (ages 12 - 14)
  • KS4 (ages 15 - 16)

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Terms and Abbreviations - L

LD
Learning Disability / Difficulty
LDAF
Learning Disability Awards Framework http://www.ldaf.org.uk
LSA
Learning Support Assistant

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Terms and Abbreviations - M

MFL
Modern Foreign Languages
MLD
Moderate Learning Disability / Difficulty
MPA
Multi-Professional Assessment

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Terms and Abbreviations - N

NAS
National Autistic Society
NC
National Curriculum
NOCN
National Open College Network

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Terms and Abbreviations - O

OCN
Open College Network
OT
Occupational Therapy / Therapist

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Terms and Abbreviations - P

p-level
Performance Criteria which are compulsory national standards for describing pupil performance below National Curriculum level 1 and within levels 1 and 2 in English, mathematics and personal and social development
PDD
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PECS
Picture Exchange Communication System
PMLD
Profound and Moderate Learning Disability / Difficulty

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Terms and Abbreviations - R

RSS Feed
Really Simple Syndication - A system which allows you to identify the web content you like and have it delivered directly to you, via a news reader. For more information, see this BBC resource.

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Terms and Abbreviations - S

SCOPE
The disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy
SEN
Special Educational Needs
SENCo
Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SENDA
Special Educational Needs Discrimination Act
SI
Sensory Impairment
SLCN
Speech, language and communication needs
SLD
Severe Learning Disability / Difficulty
SLT
Speech and Language Therapist (also called SALT)
SPD
Speech / Sensory Processing Disorder
SpLD
Specific Learning Difficulty
SSA / SNSA
Special Needs Support Assistant

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Terms and Abbreviations - V

VI
Visual Impairment

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Terms and Abbreviations - Miscellaneous

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Refers to the age bracket a school or college caters for

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