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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, 2,001 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 1,936 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, 5,207 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 5,212 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 4,801 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 4,899 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 7,652 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 2,507 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 8,090 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,230 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 6,937 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 3,447 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 4,508 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,386 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 1,869 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,174 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,034 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 4,870 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 1,968 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 6,915 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 5,610 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 4,459 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,028 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,119 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, 2,193 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,430 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,122 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,603 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,298 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,507 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 1,599 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 1,562 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 250 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 236 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 281 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 240 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 282 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 246 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 366 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 251 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 110 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 86 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 93 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 169 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 91 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 90 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 96 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 95 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 105 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 84 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 82 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 82 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 101 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 90 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 99 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 84 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 79 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 120 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 92 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 87 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 96 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 139 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 107 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 103 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 130 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 92 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 102 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 88 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 115 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 111 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 190 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 93 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 152 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 96 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 97 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 112 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 96 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 93 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,069 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, 3,501 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 3,892 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,183 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 2,739 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, 4,512 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, 17,676 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 18,856 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, 3,520 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,261 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, 29,315 hits)