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Glossary of terms used in the Digest

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Commissioning -The process of ensuring that services are effective and meet the needs of a given population

Evidence - Information or data to inform decision making

Incidence - The measure of new cases in a given timescale

JSNA - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Manualised - An approach with exact steps to follow to ensure consistency across providers

Needs Assessment - Process for identifying strengths and gaps in the current provision of a service

Outcome - The end result

Prevalence - The proportion of a population with an identified need

Prosocial behaviour - Actions and behaviours which help others 

SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication needs

Specialist level - Support for children with a specialist level of need

Specification - Requirements of a service

Targeted level - Support children with an identified level of need

Universal level - Support for all children