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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, 4,608 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 5,500 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, 6,496 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,271 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,805 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 6,572 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,984 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,321 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 10,312 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,807 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 8,963 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,321 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,351 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,057 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,289 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,094 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,969 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,110 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,540 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 7,142 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,630 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,936 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,201 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, 2,690 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 1,974 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 2,633 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,082 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 2,856 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 1,961 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,182 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,169 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 621 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 610 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 872 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 585 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 809 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 619 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 772 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 730 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 636 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 460 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 3,173 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 1,260 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 460 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 515 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 463 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 522 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 599 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 421 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 421 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 401 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 502 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 414 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 557 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 398 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 380 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 555 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 442 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 928 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 430 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 917 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 1,803 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 529 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 783 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 428 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 575 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 462 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 836 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 627 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,282 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 471 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 676 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 511 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 501 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 504 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 540 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 444 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,884 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, 4,363 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,161 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 4,184 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,613 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, 5,270 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, 21,705 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,819 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, 4,249 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,943 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, 31,925 hits)