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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, 2,267 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 2,310 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, 5,362 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 5,349 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 4,896 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 5,081 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 7,807 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 2,618 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 8,343 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,312 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 7,105 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 3,564 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 4,612 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,469 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 1,928 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,297 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,168 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 4,991 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,040 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 7,067 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 5,771 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 4,610 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,149 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,249 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, 2,248 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,492 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,184 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,666 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,367 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,564 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 1,676 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 1,716 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 289 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 275 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 348 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 277 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 355 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 285 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 414 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 294 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 167 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 128 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 146 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 259 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 134 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 135 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 139 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 142 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 157 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 119 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 118 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 117 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 141 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 132 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 139 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 120 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 114 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 179 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 130 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 161 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 136 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 219 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 181 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 147 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 188 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 133 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 151 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 137 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 195 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 149 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 297 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 133 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 225 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 143 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 144 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 160 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 140 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 140 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,171 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, 3,592 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,065 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,285 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 2,860 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, 4,598 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, 18,181 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 19,130 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, 3,627 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,350 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, 29,664 hits)