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. (4 Sheets added – 14 November 2016)

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 17,973 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 7,959 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 9,100 hits)

Stammering (257.8 KiB, 6,602 hits)

Speech disorders (275.5 KiB, 10,548 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 22,373 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 17,576 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 7,983 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 10,278 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 9,999 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,101 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 7,587 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, 717 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, 2,432 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, 9,454 hits)