Definitions of Special Educational Needs

 

          SLCN             Speech, Language and Communication Needs

            ASD             Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger Syndrome   

 

Cognition and Learning Needs

          SpLD             Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia)

            MLD             Moderate Learning Difficulties

            SLD              Severe Learning Difficulties

            PMLD           Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

 

 Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

          SEMHD         Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

            ADD             Attention Deficit Disorder

           ADHD            Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

 

Sensory and/or Physical Needs

            VI                Visual Impairment

            HI                Hearing Impairment

            MSI             Multi-Sensory Impairment

            PD              Physical Difficulty