Glossary

“I hear a lot of acronyms and technical jargon when doctors and experts talk about ADHD. What do they all mean?”

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Alternative medicine – treatments that do not involve prescription medicine or certain types of Healthcare Professionals
Depression – persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
Ed Psych / EP – Educational Psychologist
GP – General Practitioner
Hyperactivity – highly or excessively active behaviour
IEP – Individual Education Plan
Inattention – the failure of a person to listen or take notice of what’s happening around them
Impulsiveness – making decisions ‘on the spot’ or ‘without thinking’
Insomnia – not being able to fall asleep
LA – Local Authority
Learning difficulties – a delay in a person’s general development and their ability to learn
NICE – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
PPS – Parent Partnership Service
Psychotherapy – the treatment of mental or emotional disorders
SEN – special educational needs
SENCO – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
School Action – extra help provided from within a child’s school
School Action Plus – extra help involving support from outside a child’s school, such as speech therapy
Statement – a legally binding document setting out a child’s needs and how they will be met
Statementing – the process that results in a statement
Statutory Assessment – the process of identifying a child’s SENs and how to support those needs
Stimulant – a drug that temporarily quickens the workings of the central nervous system
Tics – sudden twitches of a muscle – often in the face, hands or feet

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