Commonly Used Phrases

Understanding the vast amount of acronyms and phrases in special education can be daunting, here are some commonly used phrases and acronyms explained...

AAC- augmentative and alternative communication

PECS- picture exchange communication system 

PODD- pragmatic organisation dynamic display

ASC- autism spectrum condition

CIN- child in need 

LAC- looked after child 

SCERTS- social communication, emotional regulation, transactional supports

SLD- severe learning difficulties 

MLD- moderate learning difficulties 

SPLD- specific learning difficulties 

PDA- pathological demand avoidance 

OCD- obsessive compulsive disorder 

PLG - Personalised Learning Goal
EfL - Evidence for Learning
SCRUFFY Targets - Student-led, Creative, Relevant, Unspecified, Fun, For, Youngsters