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, 618 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 546 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 531 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 510 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 584 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 22,944 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,657 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 9,948 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,243 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,405 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,008 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,130 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 9,721 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,512 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 25,106 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 19,665 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,306 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,089 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,136 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,762 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,581 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,452 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, 2,376 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, 7,607 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, 3,015 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, 13,125 hits)