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These sheets are largely of interest to professionals – teachers, speech and language therapists, SENCOs and anyone working with children with SLCN.

The DVD Debate
As we have seen with the SLI Debate, terminology in the field of paediatric speech and language therapy can be a problematic issue. The term DVD (Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia) has been widely used for some time, but has always raised questions. Is it an appropriate term to use for children? Is it ever an accurate diagnosis? Does it even exist? Over the next few months, we will be featuring a number of contributions from a range of experts with differing viewpoints. In the first article (below) Sean Pert argues that, in most cases, the term ‘Inconsistent Phonological Disorder’ (IPD) more accurately describes children’s difficulties. In the second article (added on 10 July 2017) Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens share their vast experience in the DVD field.

Speech disorder in young children by Dr Sean Pert (269.7 KiB, 5,463 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 6,761 hits)


Voice for Life
Afasic England ran three free of charge training events during March 2012, bringing together parents, professionals and children with speech, language and communication needs. The events featured seminars and workshops run by local service providers, Afasic England and other members of The Communication Trust.

Supporting Children Who Stammer (1.8 MiB, 6,900 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,634 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 6,227 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 7,002 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 9,447 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,625 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 11,149 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 4,089 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 10,035 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,672 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,682 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,363 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,572 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,393 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 5,350 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,602 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,810 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 7,690 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 6,024 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 5,210 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,616 hits)


Afasic Abstract
The Afasic Abstract brings accessible information about the latest developments in research and practice to parents and professionals.

Afasic Abstract Autumn 2015 (117.2 KiB, 3,042 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 2,240 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 2,906 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,357 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 3,113 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 2,266 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,451 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,434 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 859 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 824 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 1,205 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 809 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 1,023 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 853 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 1,061 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 963 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 936 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 720 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 4,587 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 1,862 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 691 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 811 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 746 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 768 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 906 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 636 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 671 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 613 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 764 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 640 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 816 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 628 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 618 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 800 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 659 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 1,536 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 635 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 1,223 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 2,346 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 975 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 1,130 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 629 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 797 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 679 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 1,136 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 894 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,717 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 747 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 917 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 752 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 769 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 745 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 823 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 685 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 2,237 hits)


Resources and Information about SLCN
If you would like to find out about SLCN, try looking at our lists of other organisations, publishers, online resources and apps, and training providers:

Apps and online resources for professionals (392.6 KiB, 4,762 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,581 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 4,697 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,923 hits)

Speech and Language Difficulties and How Teachers Can Help in the Classroom
The students in the language provision at Hetton School have produced their own information leaflet to help their teachers understand, as well as suggesting ways in which they can support their learning.

Speech and Language Difficulties and How Teachers Can Help in the Classroom (135.6 KiB, 5,605 hits)

Bercow Review
The independent cross government review, led by John Bercow, MP, himself the parent of a child with a speech and language impairment, highlights the significant numbers of children and young people with SLCN and how this radically affects their life chances.

Bercow Review (1,019.7 KiB, 22,289 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 21,421 hits)

Articles of interest
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ April Bulletin featured a couple of articles about SLI which may be of interest.

RCSLT Bulletin article - Where are the boundaries? (482.3 KiB, 4,530 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 5,230 hits)

Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs: implementing Bercow
by Marie Gascoigne

This paper sets in context the Bercow Review of Provision for Children and Young People (0-19) with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (Bercow, 2008).

Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs: implementing Bercow (702.9 KiB, 32,658 hits)