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DDAD

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, & Attention Disorder Treatment Centre. This Link takes you to Dore Achievement Centres/DDAT. http://www.ddat.org/

DES

Department of Education & Science, formerly known as the DSCF

 

DFES

Formerly the Department of Education and Skills. Now known as the DES.

This is the government department which is responsible for ensuring that local authorities fulfil their legal duties.

 

Disagreement Arrangements

All Local Authorities must provide arrangements to help prevent or resolve disagreements between parents, whose children have special educational needs, and the Local Authority or a school. They must include an independent element. They are designed to bring together the different parties in an informal way to seek to resolve the disagreement through discussion. Using these arrangements is voluntary and does not in any way affect a parent's right to appeal to the SEN Tribunal.

 

Disapplication

Removal or lifting of a programme of study, attainment target, assessment, or any other component of the National Curriculum, or any combination of these including entire subjects or the entire National Curriculum through relevant regulations.

 

DRS

Disagreement Resolution service

 

DV

Domestic violence is any threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship, or between family members. It can affect anybody, regardless of their gender or sexuality.

The violence can be psychological, physical, sexual or emotional. It can include 'honour-based violence', female genital mutilation, and forced marriage.

Click 'Further Information' below for link to Home Office DV site.

Further Information

 

Dyscalculia

Pupils with dyscalculia have difficulty in acquiring mathematical skills. Pupils may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers and have problems learning number facts and procedures.

 

Dyslexia

Pupils with dyslexia have a marked and persistent difficulty in learning to read, write and spell, despite progress in other areas. Pupils may have poor reading comprehension, handwriting and punctuation. They may also have difficulties in concentration and organisation and in remembering sequences of words. They may mispronounce common words or reverse letters and sounds in words.

 

Dyspraxia

Pupils with dyspraxia are affected by an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement, often appearing clumsy. Gross and fine motor skills are hard to learn and difficult to retain and generalise. Pupils may have poor balance and co-ordination and may be hesitant in many actions (running, skipping, hopping, holding a pencil, doing jigsaws, etc). Their articulation may also be immature and their language late to develop. They may also have poor awareness of body position and poor social skills.