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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, 3,741 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 4,411 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, 6,168 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,029 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 5,499 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 6,131 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 8,574 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,147 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 9,730 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 3,663 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 8,277 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,131 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,142 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 3,908 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,187 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 4,909 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 4,757 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 5,745 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,392 hits)

Visual Supports and Strategies (1.7 MiB, 7,981 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 6,729 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 5,350 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 4,740 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 5,894 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, 2,553 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (219.4 KiB, 1,853 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (123.2 KiB, 2,488 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (331.6 KiB, 1,963 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (98.0 KiB, 2,728 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (476.6 KiB, 1,852 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (126.5 KiB, 2,030 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (230.1 KiB, 2,037 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 516 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 507 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 705 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 490 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 688 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 507 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 670 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 589 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 490 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 368 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 1,764 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 911 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 367 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 388 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 369 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 395 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 454 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 336 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 328 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 319 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 375 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 336 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 443 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 329 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 315 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 443 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 342 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 645 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 348 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 707 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 1,166 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 407 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 606 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 335 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 440 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 357 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 638 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 472 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 958 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 370 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 573 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 403 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 412 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 401 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 419 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 359 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 1,666 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, 4,124 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 4,859 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 3,919 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 3,452 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, 5,066 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, 21,039 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 20,401 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, 4,100 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 4,773 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, 31,347 hits)