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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.

New – October 2017

Learning disabilities (260.8 KiB, 8 hits)

Articulation (1.2 MiB, 7 hits)

Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 7 hits)

Lisp (1.2 MiB, 7 hits)

Tongue Tie (1.2 MiB, 7 hits)

Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 7 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 24,307 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,723 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,043 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,320 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,464 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,068 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,206 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 9,878 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,607 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 25,586 hits)

Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,167 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 19,955 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,354 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,255 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,222 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,867 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,656 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,584 hits)

Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 817 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 727 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 703 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 677 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 778 hits)

Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 56 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, 2,617 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, 7,758 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, 3,068 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, 13,684 hits)