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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, 266 hits)

Articulation (1.2 MiB, 246 hits)

Dysarthria (1.2 MiB, 226 hits)

Lisp (1.2 MiB, 209 hits)

Tongue-tie (1.2 MiB, 217 hits)

Aphasia in children (1.2 MiB, 215 hits)


Updated 2016/17

Developmental language disorder - (previously Specific language impairment) (1.2 MiB, 25,641 hits)

Dyslexia/specific learning difficulty (1.2 MiB, 8,781 hits)

Selective mutism (257.3 KiB, 10,165 hits)

Autistic spectrum disorders (1.2 MiB, 7,415 hits)

Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) (259.7 KiB, 5,507 hits)

Asperger's syndrome (1.2 MiB, 6,118 hits)

Stammering (221.2 KiB, 7,260 hits)

Higher level language disorder (1.2 MiB, 9,962 hits)

Speech disorders (108.6 KiB, 11,708 hits)

Language disorder: Expressive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 26,095 hits)

Inconsistent speech disorder (268.4 KiB, 8,208 hits)

Language disorder: Receptive language disorder (1.2 MiB, 20,221 hits)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (101.4 KiB, 5,399 hits)

Epilepsy and communication (257.2 KiB, 10,340 hits)

Working memory (261.5 KiB, 11,301 hits)

Short-term memory (255.7 KiB, 10,952 hits)

Long-term memory (256.4 KiB, 6,719 hits)

Bilingualism (283.9 KiB, 8,692 hits)

Auditory Processing Disorder (1.2 MiB, 995 hits)

Social-Emotional-Behavioural Difficulties (1.2 MiB, 900 hits)

Executive Function (1.2 MiB, 886 hits)

Cluttering (1.2 MiB, 847 hits)

Speech and Language Needs (1.2 MiB, 969 hits)

Dyspraxia/apraxia (30.4 KiB, 240 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, 2,752 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, 7,970 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, 3,135 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, 14,285 hits)