Confused by all the jargon?
Well help is at hand! Hopefully the following list will make it a little less confusing for you.

ADD = Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD = Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AS = Asperger’s Syndrome
ASD = Autistic Spectrum Disorder
BES = Behavioural Emotional Social
BSA = Behaviour Support Assistant
C&L = Cognition & Learning
CA = Carers Allowance
CAF = Common Assessment Framework
CD = Conduct Disorder
CLD = Complex Learning Difficulties
COP = Code of Practice
DAMP = Disorders of Attention, Motor Control and Perception
DDA = Disability Discrimination Act
DfEE = Department for Education & Employment
DLA = Disability Living Allowance
DSP = Designated Special Provision
EBD = Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
EHCP = Education, Health & Care Plan
Ed Psych = Educational Psychologist
EP = Educational Psychologist
EWO = Education Welfare Officer
EWS = Education Welfare Service
G&T = Gifted & Talented
IBP = Individual Behaviour Plan
IEP = Individual Education Plan
LD = Learning Difficulties
LSA = Learning Support Assistant
MLD = Moderate Learning Difficulties
NMSS = New Model Special School
NQT = Newly Qualified Teacher
OCD = Oppositional Conduct Disorder
OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD = Oppositional Defiance Disorder
PDA = Pathological Demand Avoidance
PDD = Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PEP = Personal Education Plan / Personal Education Passport
PIP = Personal Independence Payment
PMLD = Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties
PRU = Pupil Referral Unit
PSP = Pastoral Support Programme
SALT = Speech & Language Therapy
SATs = Standard Assessment Tests
SEAL = Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
SEBD = Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
SEN = Special Educational Needs
SENCO = Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator
SEND = Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SENDCO = Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator
SLC = Speech, Language and Communication
SLD = Severe Learning Difficulties
SMSA = School Meals Supervisory Assistant
SNA = Special Needs Assistant
SpLD = Speech and Language Difficulties
TA = Teaching Assistant
FIP = Family Intervention Project
SEU = Social Exclusion Unit
SFSC = Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities