Glossary

On this website, you can search for schools by their main area of speciality: social interaction difficulties; learning difficulties; emotional/behaviural difficulties; or sensory of physical impairment.

Schools are also listed with the individual special needs they cater for. Here is the a guide to the abbreviations you will see on this website (the ones in bold are listed underneath schools as a guide to their specialities):

ACLD Autism, Communication and Associated Learning Difficulties
AttDD Attention Deficit Order
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (Hyperkinetic Disorder)
ALAN Adult Literacy and Numeracy
ASC Autistic Spectrum Conditions
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorders
ASDAN Qualifications for 11-16 age range
ASP Asperger syndrome
AUT Autism
BDA British Dyslexic Association
BESD Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties
CLD Complex Learning Difficulties
CP Cerebral Palsy
DEL Delicate
DYSL Dyslexia
DYSP Dyspraxia

EBD Emotional, Behavioural and/or Social Difficulties
EPI Epilepsy
FAS Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
FXS Fragile X Syndrome
GLD General Learning Difficulties
HighA High Ability
HImp Hearing Impairment

LD Learning Difficulties
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties

MSI Multi-sensory Impairment
OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance
PhysD Physical Difficulties
PhysImp Physical Impairment
PartH Partially Hearing

PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
PNI Physical Neurological Impairment
PWS Prader-Willi Syndrome
SCD Social and Communication Difficulties
SCLD Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties
SEBD Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties 
SEMH (Social, Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties) 
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
SPLD Specific Learning Difficulties
SPLI Specific Language Impairment
SPD Sensory Processing Disorder
SpeechLD Speech and Language Difficulties
TS Tourette syndrome
VIS Visually Impaired