SEN Categories in UK

Main areas of Special Educational Needs and appropriate SEN categories

 

1. Cognitive and Learning (a) Dyslexia/SpLD (DYL)
(b) Dyscalculia (DYC)
(c) Dyspraxia/DCD (DCD
(d) Mild Learning Difficulties (MILD)
(e) Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
(f) Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
(g) Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD
(h) Unspecified (U)
2. Social, Emotional and Behavioural (a) SEBD
(b) ADD/ADHD (ADD)
3. Communication and Interaction (a) Speech and Language Difficulties (SL)
(b) Autism (AUT)
(c) Aspergers (ASP)
4. Sensory (a) Severe/profound hearing loss (SPHL)
(b) Mild/moderate hearing loss (MMHL)
(c) Blind (BL)
(d) Partially sighted (PS)
(e) Multi-sensory impairment (MSI)
5. Physical (a) Cerebral Palsy (CP)
(b) Spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (SBH)
(c) Muscular dystrophy (MD)
(d) Significant accidental injury (SAI)
(e) Other (OPN)
6. Medical Conditions/Syndromes (a) Epilepsy (EPIL)
(b) Asthma (ASTH)
(c) Diabetes (DIAB)
(d) Anaphylaxis (ANXS)
(e) Down (DOWN)
(f) Other medical conditions/syndromes (OMCS)
(g) Interaction of complex medical needs (ICMN)
(h) Mental Health Issues (MHI)
7. Other Other (OTH)