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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, 3,546 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 4,129 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, 6,060 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 5,949 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,417 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 5,994 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,478 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,076 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 9,570 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,624 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 8,068 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,048 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,085 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,861 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,155 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,822 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,674 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 5,619 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,346 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 7,870 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,618 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,245 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,658 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,807 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, 2,509 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,813 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,445 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,933 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,679 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,815 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 1,977 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 1,998 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 483 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 476 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 651 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 460 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 632 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 480 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 641 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 534 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 435 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 337 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 1,377 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 815 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 335 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 351 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 339 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 362 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 407 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 309 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 303 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 292 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 343 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 311 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 403 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 302 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 289 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 405 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 309 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 581 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 320 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 640 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 1,051 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 370 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 552 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 310 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 395 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 324 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 596 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 415 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 856 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 339 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 528 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 370 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 377 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 371 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 391 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 332 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,613 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, 4,073 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,763 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,836 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,383 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, 4,992 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, 20,841 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,286 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, 4,036 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,713 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, 31,178 hits)