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ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder, difficulties with social communication, making friends or relating to adults

BESD

Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulty

Carer

For the purpose of the Code of Practice (CoP) a carer is a person named by a local authority to care for a child for whom the social services department has parental responsibility.

Child Development Team (CDT)

A team consisting of various professionals to whom your child may be referred for assessment and therapies.

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan

The Education Health and Care Plan replaces the Statement of Special Educational Needs.

HI

Hearing Impairment

Independent Support

Support for parents/carers in completing their Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

Luke

Luke is Nick and Anne's son who at the time of writing is eighteen years old and is in his second year at Pield Heath Sixth Form. He loves music and spends a lot of time downloading lyrics from the web and working out the melody. He also enjoys dancing, reading, writing (this is difficult for him), watching films and playing in his band, I Love Thunder. He has Down's Syndrome which gets in the way at times and at other times, well....

Luke has two brothers and two sisters.

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulties. This includes children who have difficulty with some of the work in school, and with keeping up with other children their age.

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