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.  If you need advice or support about your child’s talking or understanding skills, then please contact our Helpline.

Glossary Sheets

These information sheets have been updated and revised during 2016 and 2017.

New – October 2017

Learning disabilities (260.8 KiB, 497 hits)

Articulation (1.2 MiB, 473 hits)

Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 410 hits)

Lisp (1.2 MiB, 380 hits)

Tongue-tie (1.2 MiB, 391 hits)

Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 403 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 28,612 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,933 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,474 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,662 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,683 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,288 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,434 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 10,180 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,957 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 27,084 hits)

Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,339 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 20,677 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,501 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,583 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,500 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 11,187 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,878 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,975 hits)

Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 1,210 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 1,097 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 1,082 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 1,033 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 1,208 hits)

Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 434 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, 3,132 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, 385 hits)


Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
by Pam Williams

Developmental verbal dyspraxia (180.5 KiB, 8,433 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, 3,313 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, 15,180 hits)