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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, 3,931 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 4,659 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, 6,248 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,100 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,579 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 6,235 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,673 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,197 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 9,829 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,696 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 8,385 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,183 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,188 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,943 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,211 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,969 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,821 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 5,855 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,435 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 8,066 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,812 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,434 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,802 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,964 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, 2,590 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,885 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,514 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,987 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,761 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,875 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 2,062 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 2,067 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 534 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 525 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 755 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 513 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 725 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 519 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 692 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 622 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 513 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 381 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 2,192 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 978 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 384 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 411 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 390 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 419 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 485 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 352 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 351 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 337 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 394 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 354 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 468 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 341 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 328 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 469 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 367 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 701 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 364 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 752 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 1,297 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 445 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 637 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 356 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 470 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 378 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 691 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 504 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,026 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 396 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 598 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 421 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 427 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 422 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 442 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 381 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,716 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, 4,169 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,919 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,981 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,495 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, 5,118 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, 21,182 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,487 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, 4,155 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,813 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, 31,475 hits)