Afasic - free downloads for children with problems talking and understanding what others say

These individual sheets explain terms used to describe children with speech and language impairments. They are FREE to download.

Glossary Sheets

Please note: the glossary sheets are in the process of being updated to reflect recent revisions to the law and other current developments.  The full range will be available during the coming weeks so please check back soon. (2 Sheets added – 26 January 2017)

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 18,838 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,188 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 9,338 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 6,759 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 5,727 hits)

Stammering (257.8 KiB, 6,748 hits)

Speech disorders (275.5 KiB, 10,847 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 23,084 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 18,062 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 8,513 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 10,530 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,209 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,241 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 7,815 hits)

New Terminology for Language Difficulties

A summary of the recommendations made by the CATALISE panel of international experts, written by Susan Ebbels, a specialist SLT at Moor House School.

New Terminology for Language Difficulties - November 2016 (754.4 KiB, 1,056 hits)


Difficulties and disorders

Useful reading about various speech and language difficulties with in depth analysis, examples and case studies.

Autism, Asperger’s syndrome and semantic-pragmatic disorder: Where are the boundaries?
by Professor Dorothy Bishop
This 18 page document looks at the varying forms of language disorders and behavioural difficulties.
Reproduced by kind permission from publishers

Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder (163.0 KiB, 2,547 hits)

Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
by Margo Sharp
This 18 page document takes an in depth look at Semantic Pragmatic Disorder with a list of tell-tale signs in various age groups of children.

Semantic Pragmatic Disorder by Margo Sharp (159.4 KiB, 10,606 hits)