AAC                 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

ASC                 Autistic Spectrum Conditions

ASD                 Autistic Spectrum disorder

BSL                  British Sign Language 

CAMHS           Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service 

CDC                Council for Disabled Children

C & F Act 2014  Children & Families Act 2014  

C.o.P               SEND Code of Practice 

DCD                Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

DfE                  Department for Education

ECLIPS           Extended Communication and Language Impairment Provision for Students

EEF                 Education Endowment Foundation

EHCNA           Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment  

EHCP              Education, Health & Care Plan 

ELKLAN          Speech and Language Training

EP                   Educational Psychologist

HI                    Hearing Impairment

HQT                High Quality Teaching

IAS Service     Independent Advice & Support

IEP                  Individual Education Plan

JCQ                Joint Council for Qualifications

LPCF              Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum

LD                   Learning Disability 

MLD                 Moderate learning difficulties

NEET               Not in Education, Employment or Training

OT                   Occupational Therapist

PECS               Picture Exchange Communication System 

PfA                   Preparing for Adulthood

PMLD               Profound and multiple learning difficulties

PSHE               Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.

QFT                 Quality First Teaching

QTHI                Qualified Teacher for children and young people with a Hearing Impairment 

QTVI                Qualified Teachers for children and young people with a Vision Impairment

QTMSI             Qualified Teacher for children and young people with a Multi-Sensory Impairment

QTSI                Qualified Teacher for children and young people with a Sensory Impairment

SALT                Speech and Language Therapist 

SCD                 Social Communication Difficulties

SEMH              Social Emotional and Mental Health

SEND               Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 

SENDCo           Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator 

SENDIASS       Special Educational Needs and Disability, Advice, Information and Support Service

SEST               Sensory Education Support Team

SSE                  Signed Supported English

SLCN               Speech, Language and Communication Needs

SLD                 Severe learning difficulties

SpLD               Specific learning difficulties in one or more particular areas of learning. 

TA                    Teaching Assistant

TEACCH         Teaching, Expanding, Appreciating, Collaborating, Cooperating and Holistic approach

VSEND           Valuing SEND Assessment Tool

VI                   Vision Impairment


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