A-Z Jargon buster
ADD/ADHD- attention deficit (and hyperactivity) disorder
Annual Review- a meeting held annually to review a pupil’s education and health care plan.
ASD/ASC-Autistic spectrum disorder or condition
Auditory discrimination- The ability to listen to sounds and detect similarities and differences between them
Auditory Memory- The ability to recall information that has been given orally
Auditory sequential memory- The ability to recall sounds, spoken words and information in the sequence they were heard.
Barriers to learning- Difficulties experienced by learners within their everyday environment that may impede their learning (hence as a barrier).
BESD- behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
BESTs-behaviour and education support teams
BSP (also known as a individual behaviour management plan IPB)- behaviour support plan for an individual child
BSL- British Sign Language
CAF- Common assessment framework
CAMHS- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Care Order- A court order that places a child in the care of the local authority.
Care Plan- A care plan is drawn up when a child becomes subject to proceedings in which a care order might be made.
Children with additional needs- A general term used to describe any child who at any point may require extra support from education, health or social services.
CIR-County Inclusive resource
Cognition- The process of knowing, thinking and reasoning
Cognitive ability- The intellectual ability to know, think, recall and reason
CoP- Code of Practice
CP- Child protection, every school must have a named person (designated person).
Springfield’s designated persons are:
Mrs Head- Headteacher
Mrs Broom- Deputy headteacher
Mrs O’Neill- Special educational needs co-ordinator
Differentiation- adaptations to the curriculum to met individual’s needs.
Dyslexia (SpLD)- specific learning difficulty where individuals typically have difficulties with learning to read, spell, write, manipulate numbers and developing organisational and coordination skills.
Dyspraxia (also known as developmental coordination disorder) - A specific learning difficulty affecting motor coordination. Children may appear clumsy in their general movement, writing or pronunciation.
EHCP- Education and health care plan will replace what was previously known as a statement of special educational needs/disability
ELS- Early language support
Encoding skills- listening to sounds in words and then deciding which phonemes to use when spelling
EWO- Education welfare officer
Expressive language- Difficulties in using language to express oneself
Fine motor skills- ability to use smaller muscles in the body for precise tasks i.e. writing
FFT Wave 3 - Fischer family trust wave 3 literacy intervention
FLO- family liaison officer
Graduated approach- an approach that recognises that there is a continuum of special educational needs and that specialist action and intervention should be based on the degree of need/difficulty. It is basically responding to the need of the individual child.
Gross motor skills- The ability to use larger muscles in the body for activities i.e. jumping.
HTFN- High tariff needs funding
Inclusion- creating an appropriate learning environment for all children.
LA- Local authority
Makaton- An adapted form of BSL
MLD- Moderate learning difficulties
MSI-Multi sensory impairment
NHS- National Health Service
OCD-obsessive compulsive disorder
ODD-opposition defiance disorder
One page profile (OPP)-Individual plan that outlines an individual’s areas of needs, barriers to learning, strengths, targets and progress. This is a working document to be shared with both parents/carers, individual child and professionals.
OT- Occupational therapist/therapy
P scales- A series of differentiated performance criteria describing a pupil’s attainment that falls below National Curriculum level 1.
PRU- Pupil referral unit
SALT- Speech and language therapy
SBS- School based support
SBS+ -School based support plus
SEN CoP- The document published by the government in September 2014. This was previously published in 2001.
SENCo- special educational needs coordinator
SEND- Special educational need and/or disability
SLCN- speech language and communication needs
SLD- severe learning difficulty
SLT- Speech and language therapist
Special school- a school specially organised and designed to support children with an EHCP.
SSC- special support centre (a list can be found on the Suffolk County Council website).
TA- Teaching assistant
Transition Plan- a plan that is devised to support an individual with specific transitions i.e. between different classes or schools
VAK- refers to different learning styles of visual, auditory or kinaesthetic
VIG- video interactive guidance
Visual discrimination- ability to detect similarities or differences between pictorial images or symbols
Visual memory- ability to recall information that has been presented visually
Waves model- teaching and intervention to support pupils who are at risk of underachieving
Wave 1- inclusion of all pupils within the classroom met through quality first teaching and appropriate classroom differentiation
Wave 2- Wave 1 plus any additional interventions to support pupils
Wave 3- Wave 1 plus additional interventions that have been specifically personalised to that child, this will typically involve pupils at a SBS+ or EHCP level of need.
Word finding skills- ability to access and recall vocabulary form the long-term memory