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, 562 hits)
Articulation (1.2 MiB, 565 hits)
Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 470 hits)
Lisp (1.2 MiB, 435 hits)
Tongue-tie (1.2 MiB, 444 hits)
Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 456 hits)
Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 29,617 hits)
Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,987 hits)
Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,586 hits)
Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,775 hits)
Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,740 hits)
Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,359 hits)
Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,502 hits)
Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 10,257 hits)
Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 12,074 hits)
Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 27,379 hits)
Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,397 hits)
Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 20,888 hits)
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,556 hits)
Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,681 hits)
Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,581 hits)
Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 11,283 hits)
Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,940 hits)
Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 9,127 hits)
Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 1,287 hits)
Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 1,158 hits)
Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 1,134 hits)
Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 1,087 hits)
Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 1,290 hits)
Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 489 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, 3,256 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, 534 hits)
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
by Pam Williams
Developmental verbal dyspraxia (180.5 KiB, 8,554 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, 3,367 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, 15,491 hits)