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.

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 20,091 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,364 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 9,569 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 6,923 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,182 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 5,815 hits)

Stammering (257.8 KiB, 6,882 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,128 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 23,658 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 18,524 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,136 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 9,108 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 10,706 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,398 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,370 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,005 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, 1,345 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, 2,661 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, 11,425 hits)