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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, 2,669 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 2,894 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, 5,577 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 5,553 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,075 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 5,380 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,012 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 2,766 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 8,747 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,420 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 7,405 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 3,720 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 4,761 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,582 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 1,995 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,455 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,342 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 5,207 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,141 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 7,316 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,052 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 4,807 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,303 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,437 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, 2,326 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,595 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,272 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,752 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,485 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,645 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 1,786 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 1,798 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 350 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 345 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 436 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 331 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 443 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 335 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 494 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 358 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 242 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 186 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 397 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 420 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 199 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 192 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 200 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 201 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 233 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 175 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 168 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 166 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 202 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 187 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 211 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 177 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 169 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 239 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 180 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 285 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 188 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 351 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 357 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 211 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 314 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 180 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 233 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 190 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 300 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 235 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 458 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 191 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 339 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 213 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 217 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 221 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 209 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 199 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,291 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, 3,762 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,305 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,481 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,029 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, 4,716 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, 19,204 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 19,565 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, 3,755 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,464 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, 30,178 hits)