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#1 Jolly Roger

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:06 PM

Many thanks to Helenllama for providing this.

Glossary by Topic


DD* - Darling Daughter
DH - Darling Husband
DS* - Darling Son
DW - Darling Wife
OH - Other Half

ADD - Attention Defecit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADI - Autism Diagnostic Interview
ADOS - Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale
AS - Aspergers Syndrome
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
DCD - Developmental Coordination Disorder (formerly Dyspraxia)
DSA - Disabled Students Allowance
DX - Diagnosis
DX’D - Diagnosed
GDD - Global Developmental Delay
HFA - High Functioning Autism
LFA - Low Functioning Autism
MDA - Multidisciplinary Assesment
MH - Mental Health
MI - Mental Illness
NT - Nuerotypical
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD - Oppositional Defient Disorder
PDA - Pathological Demand Avodance
PDD-NOS - Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified; also known as Atypical Autism
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder/Semantic Pragmatic Disorder

People and Services

CAF - Common Assesment Framework
CBT - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CMHT - Community Mental Health Team
CMHW - Community Mental Health Worker
CP - Clinical Psychologist
CPN - Community Psychiatric Nurse
DFG - Disabled Facilities Grant
EP - Educational Psychologist
Ed. Psych - Educational Psychologist
EWO - Educational Welfare Officer
OT - Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Paed - Paediatrician
Physio - Physiotherapy/Physiotherapist
Psych - Psychiatrist
SALT - Speech and Language Therapy/Therapist
SS - Social Services
SW - Social Worker
TAC - Team Around the Child


ASN - Additional Support Needs
BESD - Behavioural, Emotional and Social Disorders
COP - Code of Practice
CSP - Coordinated Support Plan
EBD - Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage
HT - Head Teacher
IEP - Individual Education Plan
IR - Integrated Resource
LEA - Local Education Authority
LD - Learning Difficulties; also Learning Disability
LSA - Learning Support Assistent
MLD - Moderate Learning Disability
MS - Mainstream School
PRU - Pupil Referral Unit
SA - School Action; also Statutory Assesment
SA+ School Action Plus
SEN - Special Educational Needs
SENCo - Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal
SLD - Severe Learning Disability
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulties (ie Dyslexia)
Stat Assesment - Statutory Assesment
Statement - Statement of Special Educational Needs
TA - Teaching Assistant


CA - Carers Allowance
DLA - Disability Living Allowance
HRM Higher Rate Mobility DLA
LRM Lower Rate Mobility DLA
HRC Higher Rate Care DLA
 MRC Middle Rate Care DLA
LRC Lower Rate Care DLA
ESA - Employment and Support Allowance
IB - Incapacity Benefit
IS - Income Support
JSA - Jobseekers Allowance
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