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These sheets are largely of interest to professionals – teachers, speech and language therapists, SENCOs and anyone working with children with SLCN.

The DVD Debate
As we have seen with the SLI Debate, terminology in the field of paediatric speech and language therapy can be a problematic issue. The term DVD (Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia) has been widely used for some time, but has always raised questions. Is it an appropriate term to use for children? Is it ever an accurate diagnosis? Does it even exist? Over the next few months, we will be featuring a number of contributions from a range of experts with differing viewpoints. In the first article (below) Sean Pert argues that, in most cases, the term ‘Inconsistent Phonological Disorder’ (IPD) more accurately describes children’s difficulties. In the second article (added on 10 July 2017) Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens share their vast experience in the DVD field.

Speech disorder in young children by Dr Sean Pert (269.7 KiB, 5,942 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 7,377 hits)


Voice for Life
Afasic England ran three free of charge training events during March 2012, bringing together parents, professionals and children with speech, language and communication needs. The events featured seminars and workshops run by local service providers, Afasic England and other members of The Communication Trust.

Supporting Children Who Stammer (1.8 MiB, 7,211 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,950 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 6,640 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 7,314 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 9,850 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,844 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 11,725 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 4,346 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 10,698 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,962 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,924 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,636 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,841 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,720 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 5,658 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,983 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 3,054 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 8,095 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 6,337 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 5,457 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,931 hits)


Afasic Abstract
The Afasic Abstract brings accessible information about the latest developments in research and practice to parents and professionals.

Afasic Abstract Autumn 2015 (117.2 KiB, 3,300 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 2,467 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 3,124 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,567 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 3,333 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 2,502 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,667 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,667 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 1,095 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 1,044 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 1,560 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 1,034 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 1,220 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 1,100 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 1,366 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 1,172 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 1,234 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 970 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 5,272 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 2,333 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 878 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 1,068 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 967 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 974 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 1,205 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 803 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 969 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 771 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 1,009 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 828 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 1,022 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 789 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 790 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 1,069 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 820 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 1,957 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 810 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 1,454 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 2,719 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 1,251 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 1,447 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 887 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 997 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 869 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 1,464 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 1,111 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 2,052 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 937 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 1,103 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 923 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 982 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 940 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 1,085 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 886 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 2,493 hits)


Resources and Information about SLCN
If you would like to find out about SLCN, try looking at our lists of other organisations, publishers, online resources and apps, and training providers:

Apps and online resources for professionals (392.6 KiB, 5,054 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,948 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 5,098 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 4,134 hits)

Speech and Language Difficulties and How Teachers Can Help in the Classroom
The students in the language provision at Hetton School have produced their own information leaflet to help their teachers understand, as well as suggesting ways in which they can support their learning.

Speech and Language Difficulties and How Teachers Can Help in the Classroom (153.9 KiB, 5,904 hits)

Bercow Review
The independent cross government review, led by John Bercow, MP, himself the parent of a child with a speech and language impairment, highlights the significant numbers of children and young people with SLCN and how this radically affects their life chances.

Bercow Review (1,019.7 KiB, 22,659 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 21,872 hits)

Articles of interest
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ April Bulletin featured a couple of articles about SLI which may be of interest.

RCSLT Bulletin article - Where are the boundaries? (482.3 KiB, 4,789 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 5,468 hits)

Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs: implementing Bercow
by Marie Gascoigne

This paper sets in context the Bercow Review of Provision for Children and Young People (0-19) with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (Bercow, 2008).

Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs: implementing Bercow (702.9 KiB, 33,202 hits)