These information sheets explain the terms used to describe various speech and language impairments.
They are FREE to download. If you need advice or support about your child’s talking or understanding skills, then please contact our Helpline.
These information sheets have been updated and revised during 2016 and 2017.
New – October 2017
Learning disabilities (260.8 KiB, 781 hits)
Articulation (1.2 MiB, 801 hits)
Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 643 hits)
Lisp (1.2 MiB, 622 hits)
Tongue-tie (1.2 MiB, 604 hits)
Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 624 hits)
Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 31,937 hits)
Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 9,207 hits)
Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,905 hits)
Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 8,045 hits)
Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,954 hits)
Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,545 hits)
Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,734 hits)
Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 10,536 hits)
Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 12,400 hits)
Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 28,489 hits)
Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,766 hits)
Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 21,576 hits)
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,713 hits)
Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,981 hits)
Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,842 hits)
Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 11,585 hits)
Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 7,137 hits)
Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 9,483 hits)
Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 1,489 hits)
Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 1,324 hits)
Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 1,293 hits)
Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 1,246 hits)
Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 1,529 hits)
Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 638 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, 3,796 hits)
Difficulties and disorders
Useful reading about various speech and language difficulties with in depth analysis, examples and case studies.
Parent case study – selective mutism
Parent story - my daughter and selective mutism (166.8 KiB, 866 hits)
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
by Pam Williams
Developmental verbal dyspraxia (180.5 KiB, 8,944 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, 3,540 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, 16,583 hits)