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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, 4,349 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 5,112 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, 6,409 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,196 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,729 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 6,436 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,852 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,258 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 10,139 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,760 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 8,706 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,253 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,283 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,023 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,255 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,039 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,915 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,000 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,498 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,990 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,539 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,872 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,085 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, 2,651 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 1,937 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 2,590 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,046 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 2,815 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 1,925 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,138 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,130 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 589 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 573 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 838 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 555 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 781 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 579 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 744 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 694 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 583 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 426 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 2,842 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 1,127 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 427 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 473 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 437 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 478 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 545 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 392 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 389 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 379 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 466 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 394 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 523 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 380 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 363 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 519 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 413 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 819 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 407 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 847 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 1,587 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 496 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 717 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 403 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 533 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 431 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 780 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 577 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,172 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 438 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 650 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 463 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 469 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 471 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 492 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 419 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,809 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, 4,268 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,050 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 4,106 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,565 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, 5,206 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, 21,528 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,703 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, 4,215 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,886 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, 31,732 hits)