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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, 4,792 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 5,766 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, 6,587 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,369 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,892 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 6,674 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 9,088 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,386 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 10,495 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,885 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 9,182 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,391 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,433 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,127 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,349 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,174 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 5,051 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,221 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,606 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 7,287 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,708 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 5,004 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,330 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, 2,758 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 2,039 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 2,697 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,154 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 2,932 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 2,027 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,253 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,236 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 674 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 656 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 934 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 641 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 864 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 671 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 824 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 781 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 698 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 508 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 3,413 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 1,376 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 517 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 575 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 515 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 581 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 653 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 468 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 471 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 457 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 553 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 465 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 613 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 436 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 426 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 610 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 495 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 1,004 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 475 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 991 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 1,921 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 592 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 846 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 473 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 619 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 510 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 889 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 680 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,365 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 514 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 737 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 556 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 546 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 558 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 586 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 489 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,979 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, 4,440 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,253 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 4,283 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,675 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, 5,362 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, 21,890 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,940 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, 4,305 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 5,006 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, 32,099 hits)