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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, 5,293 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 6,432 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, 6,803 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,529 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 6,109 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 6,888 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 9,326 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,550 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 10,976 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 4,018 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 9,793 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,569 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,593 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,278 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,498 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,316 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 5,255 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,491 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,738 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 7,559 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,901 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 5,128 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,530 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, 2,950 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 2,167 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 2,838 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,292 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 3,052 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 2,169 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,382 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,368 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 779 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 761 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 1,090 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 746 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 964 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 778 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 941 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 905 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 840 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 645 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 4,230 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 1,684 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 625 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 737 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 663 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 701 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 815 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 579 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 605 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 568 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 694 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 568 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 737 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 560 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 559 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 727 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 606 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 1,237 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 585 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 1,142 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 2,203 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 738 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 1,028 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 567 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 735 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 610 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 1,028 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 806 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,591 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 655 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 854 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 680 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 688 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 674 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 742 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 616 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 2,147 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, 4,665 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,458 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 4,564 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,838 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, 5,536 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, 22,181 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 21,259 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, 4,442 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 5,155 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, 32,453 hits)