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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, 3,186 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 3,559 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, 5,850 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 5,771 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,267 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 5,701 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,280 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 2,941 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 9,217 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,533 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 7,777 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 3,889 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 4,941 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,727 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,085 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,647 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,511 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 5,424 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,252 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 7,655 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,384 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,040 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,493 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,623 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, 2,438 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,717 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,366 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,859 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,589 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,744 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 1,894 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 1,910 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 422 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 414 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 532 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 398 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 528 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 411 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 575 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 456 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 343 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 267 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 861 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 651 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 272 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 278 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 271 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 286 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 321 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 245 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 238 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 229 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 270 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 248 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 310 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 243 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 229 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 330 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 249 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 449 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 259 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 509 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 709 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 296 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 434 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 250 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 314 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 263 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 472 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 330 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 698 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 264 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 442 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 302 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 300 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 304 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 312 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 267 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,499 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, 3,940 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,559 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,706 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,232 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, 4,872 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, 20,474 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,049 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, 3,897 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,601 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, 30,795 hits)