Terminology

Unfamiliar terms and words often appear in reports on assessments and in conversations with professionals. Parents may be unsure of their meaning and the implications they have for their child – here are some of the words/phrases you may encounter.

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There are 1 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Health Visitor 
A Health Visitor is a qualified nurse who has undertaken extra specialist training. They will see the child until they are 5 years old/in Foundation 2 and will then transfer their care on to the school nurse. The health visitor may refer pre-school children with special educational needs to the Community Paediatrician. Your Health Visitor may be asked to provide advice as part of the statutory assessment process/ development of an EHC plan.