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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, 4,990 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 6,058 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, 6,694 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,441 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,978 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 6,772 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 9,197 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,458 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 10,721 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,944 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 9,481 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,454 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,499 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,196 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,398 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,233 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 5,146 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,349 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,668 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 7,395 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,794 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 5,066 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,429 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, 2,844 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 2,116 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 2,755 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,214 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 2,990 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 2,078 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,318 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,285 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 727 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 702 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 990 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 686 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 911 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 716 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 872 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 837 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 756 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 555 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 3,871 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 1,512 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 568 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 628 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 566 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 630 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 717 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 519 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 527 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 511 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 602 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 505 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 662 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 482 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 481 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 666 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 538 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 1,098 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 529 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 1,055 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 2,058 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 674 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 908 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 514 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 671 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 555 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 943 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 737 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,444 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 563 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 793 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 606 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 598 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 608 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 634 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 537 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 2,049 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, 4,532 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,351 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 4,410 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,726 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, 5,444 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, 22,055 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 21,086 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, 4,347 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 5,054 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, 32,229 hits)