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

These information sheets explain the terms used to describe various speech and language impairments.
They are FREE to download.

Glossary Sheets

These information sheets have been updated and revised during 2016 and 2017. We have added five new sheets to the series on 10 July 2017.

New – July 2017

Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 203 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 167 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 147 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 161 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 174 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 21,251 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,520 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 9,761 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,103 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,302 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 5,918 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 6,998 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 9,326 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,313 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 24,246 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 19,001 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,224 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 9,569 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 10,893 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,576 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,471 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,204 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, 1,712 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, 2,888 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, 12,115 hits)