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2. Abbreviations

Some abbreviations you may frequently hear and what they mean:

ABA - Applied Behavioural Analysis

AEN - Additional Educational Needs

ASC - Autistic Spectrum Condition

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder

AS - Asperger Syndrome

CAF - Common Assessment Framework (form)

CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CYPS - Children and Young People's Service

CDC - Child Development Centre

EP - Educational Psychologist

GFCF - Gluten-free casein-free

IEP - Individual Education Plan

LD - Learning Difficulties

LEA/LA- Local Educational Authority/Local Authority

LSA - Learning Support Assistant

MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulties

NAS - National Autistic Society

OT - Occupational Therapy

PCT - Primary Care Trust(Health services)

PDD/NOS - Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.

SCD - Social and communication disorder

SEN - Special Educational Needs

SENCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SLD - Severe Learning Difficulties

SALT/SLT - Speech and Language Therapy/therapist

SNA - Special Needs Assistant

TA - Teaching Assistant

TAC - Team around the Child

VB - Verbal Behaviour