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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, 4,155 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 4,884 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, 6,326 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,154 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,661 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 6,336 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,757 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,228 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 9,963 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,724 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 8,519 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,219 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,231 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,978 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,230 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,007 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,875 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 5,926 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,458 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,908 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,493 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,837 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,034 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, 2,621 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 1,910 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 2,550 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,014 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 2,784 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 1,896 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,099 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,096 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 554 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 541 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 791 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 527 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 751 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 543 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 711 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 651 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 541 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 397 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 2,484 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 1,039 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 401 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 439 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 407 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 439 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 513 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 367 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 368 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 357 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 420 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 371 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 493 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 360 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 344 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 498 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 390 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 747 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 382 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 796 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 1,461 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 471 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 675 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 374 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 498 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 401 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 729 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 540 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,102 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 413 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 622 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 437 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 444 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 445 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 461 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 396 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,766 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, 4,208 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,975 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 4,043 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,530 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, 5,152 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, 21,349 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,589 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, 4,183 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,851 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, 31,617 hits)