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, 17,993 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 7,971 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 9,114 hits)

Stammering (257.8 KiB, 6,610 hits)

Speech disorders (275.5 KiB, 10,559 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 22,400 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 17,598 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 8,013 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 10,288 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,008 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,110 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 7,601 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, 734 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, 2,437 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, 9,482 hits)