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.

Glossary Sheets

These information sheets have been updated and revised during 2016 and 2017. We have added five new sheets to the series on 10 July 2017.

New – July 2017

Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 653 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 578 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 563 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 542 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 617 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 23,264 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,666 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 9,965 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,253 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,415 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,023 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,141 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 9,757 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,527 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 25,192 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 19,723 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,318 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,136 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,150 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,782 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,592 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,477 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, 2,464 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, 7,618 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, 3,023 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, 13,226 hits)