These information sheets explain the terms used to describe various speech and language impairments.
They are FREE to download.
These information sheets have been updated and revised during 2016 and 2017.
New – October 2017
Learning disabilities (260.8 KiB, 261 hits)
Articulation (1.2 MiB, 242 hits)
Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 222 hits)
Lisp (1.2 MiB, 205 hits)
Tongue-tie (1.2 MiB, 213 hits)
Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 209 hits)
Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 25,614 hits)
Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,781 hits)
Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,152 hits)
Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,413 hits)
Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,506 hits)
Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,117 hits)
Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,260 hits)
Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 9,962 hits)
Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,708 hits)
Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 26,084 hits)
Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,208 hits)
Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 20,220 hits)
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,399 hits)
Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,340 hits)
Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,301 hits)
Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,952 hits)
Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,719 hits)
Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,690 hits)
Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 991 hits)
Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 896 hits)
Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 881 hits)
Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 842 hits)
Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 965 hits)
Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 236 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, 2,751 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, 7,965 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, 3,135 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, 14,271 hits)