Within Normal Limits. This means that a child’s score on assessment or pattern of communication falls within the average range of ability for their age group.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children. I’m not sure why the last C and the H have been swapped round, probably to make a pronounceable word! It must be said that this is a highly effective approach in spite of the strange acronym.
Speech & Language Therapist.
Picture Exchange Communication System. A communication system where a child learns to exchange a picture for something they want. Very good for children who do not speak or are on the autistic spectrum. It often supports development of spoken language.
Educational psychologist, sometimes written as Ed Psych.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4 or 5 (due to be published in 2013). A publication from the American Psychological Association which is used to diagnose mental health conditions including autism.
Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders. A bit like the ADI, this is a standardised interview to be used in the process of assessing a child who may be on the autistic spectrum.
Child Development Centre.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Additional Support for Learning (Scotland only).