Jargon and Abbreviations
Many people use jargon or abbreviations. This can leave you feeling confused, here are are a few listed to assist you.
A.S.D. = Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
A.S. = Aspergers Syndrome.
I.E.P. = Individual Education Plan.
S.A. = School Action.
S.A.P. = School Action Plus.
S.E.N. = Special Educational Need.
S.E.N.C.O. = Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
L.S.A. = Learning Support Assistant.
L.S.S. = Learning Support Services.
S.A.T. = Specialist Autistic Teacher.
E.P. = Educational Psychologist.
S.E.P. = Special Educational Provision.
L.E.A. = Local Education Authority.
C.O.P. = Code of Practice.
D.F.E. = Department for Education.
I.T. = Information Technology.
I.C.A. = Invalid Care Allowance.
D.L.A. = Disabled Living Allowance.
S.D.A. = Severe Disablement Allowance.
S.L.D. = Severe Learning Difficulty.
M.L.D. = Moderate Learning Difficulty.
P.M.L.D. = Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.
E.B.D. = Emotional and Behavioural Difficulty.
I.P.S.E.A. = Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice.
S.S.D. = Social Services Department.
E.W.O. = Educational Welfare Officer.
S.N.I.P.S. = Special Needs Information Points.
A.C.E. = Advisory Centre for Education.
O.T. = Occupational Therapist.
P.T. = Physiotherapist.
PCP = Person Centred Planning.
DP = Direct Payment(s)