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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, 2,957 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 3,217 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, 5,717 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 5,672 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,174 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 5,544 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,151 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 2,851 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 8,976 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,484 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 7,574 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 3,819 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 4,866 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,660 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,044 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,544 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,430 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 5,321 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,202 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 7,470 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,233 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 4,922 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,398 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,541 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, 2,394 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,662 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,321 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,812 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,542 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,702 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 1,843 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 1,855 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 392 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 384 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 495 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 365 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 490 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 382 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 541 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 411 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 298 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 230 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 628 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 560 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 241 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 246 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 243 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 245 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 280 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 212 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 208 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 198 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 237 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 219 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 269 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 213 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 201 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 287 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 216 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 360 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 226 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 447 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 523 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 260 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 382 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 219 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 278 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 232 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 397 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 290 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 588 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 229 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 398 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 262 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 266 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 270 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 270 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 233 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,420 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, 3,860 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,416 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,609 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,128 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, 4,796 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, 20,084 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 19,839 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, 3,838 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,540 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, 30,486 hits)