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, 607 hits)

Articulation (1.2 MiB, 614 hits)

Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 519 hits)

Lisp (1.2 MiB, 489 hits)

Tongue-tie (1.2 MiB, 487 hits)

Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 494 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 30,188 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 9,043 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,664 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,845 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,795 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,422 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,559 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 10,330 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 12,156 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 27,599 hits)

Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,454 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 21,071 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,594 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,752 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,637 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 11,358 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,992 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 9,224 hits)

Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 1,337 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 1,206 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 1,180 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 1,130 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 1,354 hits)

Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 522 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, 3,370 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, 624 hits)


Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
by Pam Williams

Developmental verbal dyspraxia (180.5 KiB, 8,651 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, 3,416 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, 15,785 hits)