Acronymns

What are the Acronyms we always seem to use when talking about SEND?

Here are some of the more common ones:

AD

Attachment Disorder

AD

Anxiety Disorder

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

AM

Anger Management

AS

Asperger’s Syndrome

ASC

Autistic Spectrum Condition

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

BESD

Behavioural, Emotional and/or Social Difficulties

CD

Conduct Disorder

CF

Cystic Fibrosis

CFS

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

CMT

Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder (a specific form of Muscular Dystrophy)

CP

Cerebral Palsy

CP

Child Protection

DAMP

Deficits in Attention and Motor Perception

DATA

Deaf Aware Teaching Assistant

DMD

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

EHCP

Education, Health and Care Plan (replacing the old Statement of Special Educational Needs)

FASD

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

GDD

Global Developmental Delay

HD

Hyperactivity Disorder

HI

Hearing Impaired/Hearing Impairment

JA

Juvenile Arthritis

JHS

Jack Hunt School

JHS

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

ME

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

MH

Mental Health

MD

Muscular Dystrophy

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

ODD

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

PA

Physical Access

PD

Physical Disability

PD

Personality Disorder

PDA

Pathological Demand Avoidance

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PWS

Prader-Willi Syndrome

SB

Spina Bifida

SEMH

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

SI

Sensory Impairment

SLCN

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

SLI

Specific Language Impairment

SLI

Sign Language Interpreter

SPD

Semantic Pragmatic Disorder

SPD

Sensory Processing Disorder

SSEN

Statement of Special Educational Need

TA

Teaching Assistant

 VI

Visual Impairment