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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.

New – October 2017

Learning disabilities (260.8 KiB, 367 hits)

Articulation (1.2 MiB, 349 hits)

Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 317 hits)

Lisp (1.2 MiB, 291 hits)

Tongue-tie (1.2 MiB, 300 hits)

Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 301 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 26,448 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,802 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,245 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,459 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,540 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,147 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,296 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 10,010 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,759 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 26,425 hits)

Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,233 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 20,308 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,415 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,388 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,350 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 11,011 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,757 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,745 hits)

Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 1,078 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 979 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 975 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 929 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 1,070 hits)

Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 322 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, 2,842 hits)


Difficulties and disorders

Useful reading about various speech and language difficulties with in depth analysis, examples and case studies.

Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
by Pam Williams

Developmental verbal dyspraxia (180.5 KiB, 8,127 hits)

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, 3,170 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, 14,617 hits)