What is SEND?

Glossary

Autistic Spectrum Disorder  (ASD)

Autism is a complex disorder, marked by multiple symptoms, eg social interactions; verbal and non-verbal communication; repetitive behaviour. There is a wide variability leading to the use of the term 'autistic spectrum disorders' (ASD).

Children and Young People’s Services 

(CYPS)

Child and Young People’s Services which provide assessment, treatment and care for a child or young person experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties which impact upon their mental health and wellbeing. 

DfE

Department for Education

Dyscalculia

Children and young people with dyscalculia have difficulty in acquiring mathematical skills.

Dyslexia

Children with dyslexia have a marked and persistent difficulty in learning to read, write and spell, despite progress in other areas.

Dyspraxia

Children with dyspraxia are affected by an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement, often appearing clumsy. Gross and fine motor skills are hard to learn and difficult to retain and generalise.

EHC Plan

A single Education, Health and Care Plan, which is used from birth to 25 years of age.  This is a legal document which details a child’s Special Educational Needs and the provision required to meet those needs.

Inclusion

Inclusion is a term which ensures equal learning opportunities for all children and young people

LIST

Locality Inclusion Support Team which includes specialists   in behaviour, literacy, etc

MLD

Moderate learning difficulties.

Multi-agency

Multi-agency working is a true partnership between  two or more agencies based on common goals and strategic vision

Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND)

A special educational need is a learning difficulty or disability which makes it more difficult for a child to learn, or to access education

SLCN

Speech, Language and Communication Needs. 

 (SpLD)

Specific Learning Disorder

TA

Teaching Assistant skilled in supporting pupils

Top-up funding

Pupils receiving intervention at SEN support are entitled to 15 hours of TA support. Sometimes more support is needed and school can apply for Top-up funding to cover the costs.

Transition

Transition is a change in a child’s or young person’s life where their support is undertaken by new services or practitioners. This includes the transition between school and college, also the move from children’s to adult services.