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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, 5,661 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 7,104 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, 7,036 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,760 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 6,390 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 7,127 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 9,609 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,716 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 11,379 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 4,200 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 10,373 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,801 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,785 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,463 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,677 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,487 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 5,462 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,737 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,894 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 7,858 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 6,151 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 5,297 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,732 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, 3,141 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 2,314 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 2,997 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,450 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 3,202 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 2,358 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,537 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,528 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 951 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 899 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 1,339 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 906 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 1,096 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 939 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 1,213 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 1,057 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 1,073 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 817 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 4,994 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 2,096 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 770 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 918 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 836 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 848 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 990 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 703 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 765 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 676 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 872 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 720 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 911 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 693 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 689 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 882 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 722 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 1,741 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 709 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 1,328 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 2,494 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 1,103 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 1,258 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 711 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 874 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 755 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 1,246 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 981 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,852 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 829 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 991 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 831 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 852 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 823 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 925 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 777 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 2,338 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, 4,884 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,747 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 4,893 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 4,012 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, 5,700 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, 22,428 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 21,590 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, 4,630 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 5,321 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, 32,906 hits)