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