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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, 824 hits)

Articulation (1.2 MiB, 848 hits)

Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 708 hits)

Lisp (1.2 MiB, 667 hits)

Tongue-tie (1.2 MiB, 637 hits)

Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 652 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 32,303 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 9,247 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,988 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 8,102 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 6,000 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,587 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,795 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 10,600 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 12,466 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 28,637 hits)

Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,807 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 21,709 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,744 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 11,101 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,903 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 11,639 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 7,188 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 9,554 hits)

Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 1,538 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 1,375 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 1,339 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 1,288 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 1,583 hits)

Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 675 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, 3,915 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, 923 hits)


Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
by Pam Williams

Developmental verbal dyspraxia (180.5 KiB, 9,028 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, 3,595 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, 16,815 hits)