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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, 3,344 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 3,837 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, 5,946 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 5,858 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,337 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 5,827 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,377 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,000 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 9,391 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,579 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 7,917 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 3,965 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,017 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,797 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,122 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,725 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,590 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 5,518 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,301 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 7,764 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,484 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,137 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,573 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,714 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, 2,478 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,770 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,406 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,897 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,635 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,782 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 1,941 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 1,959 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 456 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 450 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 587 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 432 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 580 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 454 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 613 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 496 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 393 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 306 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 1,137 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 735 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 307 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 315 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 310 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 329 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 368 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 282 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 271 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 265 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 309 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 282 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 353 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 277 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 263 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 375 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 280 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 509 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 292 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 566 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 868 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 332 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 495 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 283 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 352 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 295 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 527 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 374 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 782 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 307 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 487 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 339 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 346 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 340 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 354 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 303 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,549 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, 3,999 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,659 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,774 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,303 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, 4,936 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, 20,642 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,168 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, 3,960 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,657 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, 30,999 hits)