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, 228 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 192 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 165 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 180 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 196 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 21,348 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,530 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 9,770 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,108 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,308 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 5,922 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,004 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 9,335 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,330 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 24,299 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 19,046 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,229 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 9,606 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 10,903 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,586 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,477 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,217 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, 1,723 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, 2,910 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, 12,177 hits)