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ACE: Advisory Centre for Education.

http://www.ace-ed.org.uk/index.html

 

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder.

http://www.addiss.co.uk/

 

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=108&a=3106

http://www.addiss.co.uk/

 

Advice: This is the name given to the reports that professionals write when a child is being assessed for special education provision.

 

AFASIC: Afasic is a charity; it seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments. It works in partnership with local and national government, professional and statutory bodies and other voluntary organisations.

http://www.afasic.org.uk/index.htm

 

Annual Review: the review of a statement of special educational needs which an LEA must make within 12 months of making the statement or of the previous review. LEAs should consider informally reviewing a statement for a child under five at least every six months.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1068&a=6741

 

APPAG: The All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=159&a=8935

 

ASDAN: Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network. http://www.asdan.co.uk/

 

Assessment: Statutory assessment is a formal assessment under the 1996 Education Act which involves the collection of advice (see above) from as many people as possible in order to build a picture of a child's special educational needs and the support needed to meet those needs.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=303&a=3232

 

AS: Asperger syndrome.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=212

 

ASD: Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=225

 

Aspie: An informal name for someone with Asperger syndrome.

 

A.I.T. : Auditory Integration Training. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=297&a=3233

 

Behaviour and Emotional Support Team (BEST): The team that supports children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Teachers work with school to advise teachers in school how to develop strategies to manage a child's behaviour. Counsellors work with parents and children to develop strategies to manage behaviour at home. Home and Hospital provides tuition for children who are unable to attend school either because of permanent exclusion or health related issues.

 

The Blue Badge Scheme: (formerly known as the Orange Badge Scheme) is designed to allow people with disabilities to park close to shops or other places that they need to visit. An application form and explanatory leaflet about the scheme is available from your local social services department.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=300&a=3237

 

CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service are organised on a locality basis. These services are staffed by health professionals who specialise in working with young people and families who are experiencing emotional, developmental and psychiatric problems. Referrals to these services are normally made via your G.P. or other members of the Primary Health Care team.

 

Carers Allowance: (formerly called Invalid Care Allowance) is a taxable benefit paid to people aged 16 or over who are caring for someone who is receiving or waiting to hear about Attendance Allowance or Disability Living Allowance (at the middle or higher rate for personal care). You must be spending at least 35 hours a week caring for this person. Benefits Enquiry Line: 0800 88 22 00.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/benefits/c...owance.asp#what

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=300&a=11046

 

Carer's Assessment: The Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000, which came into force in April 2001, means that parents can request a Carer's Assessment at any time. The Carer's Assessment specifically focuses on you as a parent and your needs.

http://www.carersuk.org/Information/Helpwi...assessmentguide

 

Case Officer: The officer within the SEN team of the LEA who administers the statutory assessment process and is the point of contact for parents.

 

CHAT: Checklist for Autism in Toddlers http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=128&a=2226

 

Code of Practice: a guide for schools and LEAs about the help they give to children with special educational needs.

Obtained free - Tele 0845 60 222 60.

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/docbank/index.cfm?id=3724

 

Community Care Assessment: Community care services are care services that are arranged or provided by the local authority social services department, mainly to adults who have care needs.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=108&a=3273

 

Connexions: This service aims to provide a single point of access for all 13-19 year olds to help them prepare the transition to work and adult life.

http://www.connexions.gov.uk/

 

DCSF: Department for Children, Schools and Families. The purpose of DCSF is to make this the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up.

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/index.htm

 

Direct Payments: Direct Payments are cash payments made in lieu of social service provisions, to individuals who have been assessed as needing services.

http://www.autism.org.uk/en-gb/living-with...and-carers.aspx

 

Disagreement Resolution: all LEA's must provide arrangements to help prevent or resolve disagreements between parents, and the LEA or a school. They must include an independent element. They are designed to bring together the parties in an informal way to seek to resolve the disagreement through discussion. Using these arrangements is voluntary and does not in any way affect a parents right to appeal to the SEN Tribunal.

 

Disapplication: The removal or lifting of a programme of study.

http://www.lsc.gov.uk/Jargonbuster/Disapplication.htm

 

DISCO: Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Problems.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=131&a=2239

 

DLA: Disability Living Allowance is a benefit available to children and adults with a disability who are under 65 years old.

Benefit Enquiries line: 0800 882 200. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=300&a=3330

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/benefits/d...v_allowance.asp

 

 

DRC- The Disability Rights Commission: see Equality and Human Rights Commission.

 

DX (or dx): Diagnosis.

 

Dyscalculia: A condition that affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures.

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/dyscalculia.html

 

Dyslexia: A learning disorder causing impairment of the ability to read.

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/

 

Dyspraxia: is generally recognised to be an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. Associated with this may be problems of language, perception and thought. http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/

 

EarlyBird: The NAS EarlyBird Programme is a three month programme which combines group training sessions for parents with individual home visits when video feedback is used to help parents apply what they learn, whilst working with their child. Contact NAS for details. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=142&a=3300

 

EarlyBird Plus: The NAS EarlyBird Plus programme, is aimed at families with children between the ages of 4 and 8 years with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=468&a=5601

 

Early Years Action: when the early education practitioner who works day-to-day with the child or the SENCO identify that a child has special educational needs together they provide interventions that are additional to or different from those provided as part of the settings usual curriculum offered and strategies. An IEP will usually be devised.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly....1763&a=3229

 

Early Years Action Plus: when the early education practitioner who works day-to-day with the child and the SENCO are provided with advice or support from outside specialists.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly....1763&a=3229

 

EBD: Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.

 

Educational Psychologist: Trained teachers with a qualification in psychology employed by the LEA to advise and help teachers and where necessary, to make recommendations to the LEA on providing for the needs of some children.

 

Education Welfare Officer: a person employed by the LEA to help parents and LEA's meet their respective statutory obligations in relation to school attendance. They may deal with claims for free dinners, provision of transport to school and may be involved with care managers and teachers in making arrangements to meet the special educational needs of particular children.

 

Equality and Human Rights Commission: Formerly known as DRC - The Disability Rights Commission is an independent body established in April 2000 by Act of Parliament to stop discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

 

Exclusion: Exclusion is when a head teacher has decided to send a pupil home from school as a disciplinary measure. There are two types of exclusion: fixed period and permanent.

http://www.ipsea.org.uk/exclusion-support-sheets.htm

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/b...iour/exclusion/

 

Family Fund: is financed by the government and administered by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The Fund is for families with children under the age of sixteen who are severely disabled. Grants can be made for items such as bedding, clothing, washing machines, holidays etc. contact The Family Fund, PO Box 50, York YO1 2ZX. http://www.familyfund.org.uk/

 

GDD: global developmental delay

 

GF/CF: Gluten Free / Casein Free (diet).

 

help!: The NAS help! programme provides parents and full-time carers, with post-diagnostic information and advice, to develop their knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum disorders, positive management strategies and local support services. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=217

 

help! 2: The NAS help! 2 programme is a series of seminars for parents and carers who have some basic knowledge of ASDs. The seminars take place across England and focus on practical topics such as anger management, helping siblings, making and using visual supports, writing Social Stories, and anti-bullying tips. They are designed for parents who wish for hands-on, practical solutions.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1136

 

HFA: High Functioning Autism - this link to the NAS site explains confusion between Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=255&a=3337

 

HOY: Head of Year.

 

Hyperlexia: Hyperlexia is characterised by an intense fascination with letters or numbers or, in younger people, an ability to read far beyond their age. People with hyperlexia may, nevertheless, have difficulty understanding verbal language, as well as interacting and socialising with others.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp...581&a=18047

 

IEP: Individual Education Plan is a planning, teaching and reviewing tool. It is a working document for all teaching staff recording key short-term targets and strategies for an individual pupil that are different from or additional to those in place for the rest of the group or class. The interventions will be provided under Early Years Action, Early Years Action Plus, School Action, School Action Plus and statements of SEN.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1068&a=7000

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/_doc/4610/Too...%205%20Text.pdf

 

IPSEA: Independent Panel for Special Educational Needs. Voluntary support for special education. http://www.ipsea.org.uk/

 

Independent Parental Supporter: a person who can support parents for example by attending meetings and providing information and helping them prepare their contributions. Parents should have access to an IPS if they wish to. The IPS will often be someone from a voluntary organisation, a parent partnership service, another parent or a friend.

 

Independent School: a school that is not maintained by a local education authority and is registered under section 464 of the Education Act 1996.

 

Individual Education Plan (IEP): the IEP is a planning, teaching and reviewing tool. It is a working document for all teaching staff recording key short-term targets and strategies for an individual pupil that are different from or additional to those in place for the rest of the group or class. The interventions will be provided under Early Years Action, Early Years Action Plus, School Action, School Action Plus and statements of SEN.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1068&a=7000

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/_doc/4610/Too...%205%20Text.pdf

 

Kanner Syndrome: The specific pattern of abnormal behaviour first described by Leo Kanner is also known as 'early infantile autism'.

 

LEA: Local Education Authority.

 

Learning Support Assistants (LSA): an assistant providing in-school support for pupils with special educational needs. An LSA will normally work with a particular pupil or pupils providing close support to the individual pupil and assistance to those responsible for teaching him/her.

 

LSC: The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding and planning education and training for over 16-year-olds in England. http://www.lsc.gov.uk

 

Melatonin: This is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland which has been shown to regulate sleep patterns. Information can be found on this link to the NAS.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1071&a=3376

 

MLD: Moderate Learning Difficulties.

 

Named LEA Officer: the person from the LEA who liases with parents over the arrangements relating to statutory assessment and the making of a statement.

 

NAPC: National Autistic Plan for Children

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=368&a=2178

 

NAS: National Autistic Society

http://www.nas.org.uk/

 

NAS Autism Services Directory: (formerly known as PARIS), the UK's most comprehensive directory of services and events for people with an autism spectrum disorder, their families, and people who work with them.

http://www.info.autism.org.uk/Pages/Index....;ar=1&rs=-1

NAS EarlyBird Programme: is a three month programme which combines group training sessions for parents with individual home visits when video feedback is used to help parents apply what they learn, whilst working with their child. Contact NAS for details. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=142&a=3300

 

NAS EarlyBird Plus programme: The NAS EarlyBird Plus programme, is aimed at families with children between the ages of 4 and 8 years with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Contact NAS for details.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=468&a=5601

 

NAS help! programme: provides parents and full-time carers, with post-diagnostic information and advice, to develop their knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum disorders, positive management strategies and local support services. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=217

 

NAS help! 2: programme: The NAS help! 2 is a series of seminars for parents and carers who have some basic knowledge of ASDs. The seminars take place across England and focus on practical topics such as anger management, helping siblings, making and using visual supports, writing Social Stories, and anti-bullying tips. They are designed for parents who wish for hands-on, practical solutions.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1136

 

The National Key Scheme- unisex toilets: initiated by RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) offers independent access to over 6000 locked public toilets in the UK. The keys are available from RADAR at a small cost with a declaration of disability. They are also available from your local District Council. http://www.radar.org.uk/radarwebsite/tabid/41/default.aspx

 

NT: Neuro-typical - a term used for people without autism.

 

Note in lieu: Sometimes LEAs send parents a note in lieu of a statement after an assessment when they decide not to issue a statement. It should describe a child's needs and the provision necessary to meet them. It should also have attached to it all the professional advice collected as part of the assessment. The main difference between a note in lieu and a statement is that the note in lieu is not binding in law. This means that LEA's do not have to arrange the provision set out in them.

 

OT: Occupational Therapy/Therapist. Motor, sensory, perceptual, social, emotional and self-care skills are assessed. OT's use therapeutic techniques to improve a child's ability to access the physical and learning curriculum.

 

OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Obsessive-compulsive-disorder

http://www.ocduk.org/

 

ODD: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/medicalinformat...stings/c52.html

 

OFSTED: Office for Standards in Education: a non-ministerial government department established to take responsibility for the inspection of all schools in England. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

PALS:Patient Advice and Liaison Service and Information Staff

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/Org...nServices/fs/en

 

Parent Partnership Services: provide advice and information to parents whose children have special educational needs. They provide neutral and factual support on all aspects of the SEN framework to help parents play an active and informed role in their child's education. Although funded by the local education authority they provide a service to parents and are often either run at arms length from the authority or by a voluntary organisation to ensure parents have confidence in them.

http://www.parentpartnership.org.uk/

 

PDA: Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome. Individuals with PDA are typically socially manipulative with people, and are thus superficially socially skilled, which sets them apart from autism and Asperger syndrome.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp...581&a=17634

 

PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder: http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=255&a=3372

 

PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=297&a=3642

http://www.do2learn.com/

 

Peripatetic teachers: a teacher, employed by the LEA with specific expertise who travels from school to school giving appropriate advice and support to the child and the school.

 

Portage: planned, home-based educational support for pre-school children with special educational needs usually provided by the LEA.

http://www.portage.org.uk/

 

PCT: Primary Care Trust.

 

Pupil Referral Unit: any school established and maintained by a LEA which is specially organised to provide education for pupils who would not otherwise receive suitable education because of illness, exclusion or any other reasons.

 

School Action: when a class or subject teacher identify that a pupil has special educational needs they provide interventions that are additional to or different from those provided as part of the school's usual differentiated curriculum offered and strategies. An IEP will usually be devised.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly....1763&a=3229

 

School Action Plus: when the class or subject teacher and the SENCO are provided with advice or support from outside specialists, so that alternative interventions and additonal or different strategies to those provided for the pupil through School Action can be put in place.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly....1763&a=3229

 

SEN: Special Educational Needs.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly....1763&a=3229

 

SEN Coordinator (SENCO): member of staff of a school or early education setting who has responsibility for coordinating SEN provision within that school. http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly....1763&a=3229

 

SENDA: Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts2001/20010010.htm

 

SEN Governor: The governor identified as having the responsibility for children with SEN in their school. Parents can contact the governor to discuss issues where these have not been resolved.

 

SEN Toolkit: The SEN Toolkit is a set of documents published alongside the Code of Practice that provides practical suggestions on ways in which the statutory guidance set out in the Code of Practice could be implemented.

It should be read in conjunction with the Code of Practice. Each section of the toolkit has a number of pages designed to be copied and used as slides for training purposes.

A free copy can be obtained with the Code of Practice. Tele. 0845 60 222 60

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/s...istant/toolkit/

 

SEN Tribunal: Parents whose children have special educational needs can appeal to the Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal against decisions made by local education authorities (LEAs) in England and Wales about their children's education.

http://www.sendist.gov.uk/

 

Skill: National Bureau for Students With Disabilities. Skill is a national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK.

http://www.skill.org.uk/

 

SLD: Severe Learning Difficulties.

 

Social Services Assessments: Social Services Departments of Local Authorities are responsible for arranging support for children and their carers. You may have a right to have your child and family's needs assessed by Social Services. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=108&a=3273

For Adult Assessments see - Community Care assessments

 

Special educational provison: This is the provision required by a child who has special educational needs. It is provision which is additional to, or different from, provision which is made generally for children of the same age in the LEA.

http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly....1763&a=3229

 

Special School: a school that is specially organised to make special educational provision for pupils with special educational needs.

 

SPELL: the NAS approach to intervention. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=297&a=3362

 

SpLT or SALT - Speech and Language Therapy: the role and aim of speech and language therapy is to enable children with speech, language and communication difficulties (and associated difficulties with eating and swallowing) to reach their maximum communication potential and achieve independence in all aspects of life.

 

SS (or ss): Social Services.

 

STF: Specialist Teaching Facility.

 

Statement of Special Educational Needs: this is a document issued by an LEA following an assessment when the LEA believes that a child needs provision over and above what is available in a school. Part 3 of a statement specifies the special education provision to be made and an LEA is legally bound to arrange this provision. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=108&a=3230

 

Statutory Assessment: Statutory assessment is a formal assessment under the 1996 Education Act which involves the collection of advice (see above) from as many people as possible in order to build a picture of a child's special educational needs and the support needed to meet those needs. http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=303&a=3232

 

Stim: Stimming: - short for self-stimulation, like rocking or tapping.

 

TEACCH: Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children http://www.teacch.com/

 

Transition Plan: a plan devised following the year 9 annual review and updated at subsequent annual reviews. See Connexions.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1067&a=4412

 

TS: Tourette Syndrome http://www.cafamily.org.uk/Direct/t24.html

 

Vehicle Excise Duty: Vehicles used exclusively by a person receiving the higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance mobility component or kept solely for that purpose are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty. You should automatically receive an application form if you qualify for Disability Living Allowance.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople...nce/DG_10028003

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