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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, 5,809 hits)

The Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia /Inconsistent Speech Disorder debate by Pam Williams and Hilary Stephens (227.1 KiB, 7,261 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, 7,151 hits)

Assessment And Therapy Intervention Within Educational Diversity (390.8 KiB, 6,876 hits)

Talking Partners (679.2 KiB, 6,554 hits)

An Introduction to Sign Supported Communication (586.8 KiB, 7,222 hits)

Selective Mutism (271.3 KiB, 9,746 hits)

Raising Your Game (837.9 KiB, 3,787 hits)

Learning Together Talking Together (729.5 KiB, 11,566 hits)

The Assessment and Statementing Process (356.4 KiB, 4,277 hits)

Communication Friendly Schools Status 5 Step Programme (474.9 KiB, 10,552 hits)

Early Talk (802.1 KiB, 4,892 hits)

Developing Functional Social Skills with Young People with SLCN (802.7 KiB, 5,856 hits)

ICAN Assessment Service (928.6 KiB, 4,554 hits)

Children and Families Bill (224.9 KiB, 2,776 hits)

Early Support (1.7 MiB, 5,650 hits)

Play-talk With the Under 5s (411.2 KiB, 5,568 hits)

Talk Boost (775.2 KiB, 6,898 hits)

The Parent Voice (1.4 MiB, 2,988 hits)

Meeting the Needs of Young People with SLCN in Secondary Schools (589.8 KiB, 8,014 hits)

Secondary Talk (590.3 KiB, 6,246 hits)

Is Anyone Better Off? (654.8 KiB, 5,402 hits)

Be Bilingual...Be Proud (1.1 MiB, 6,860 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, 3,241 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Spring 2015 (200.6 KiB, 2,405 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Summer 2014 (114.1 KiB, 3,065 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Winter 2013 (327.0 KiB, 2,519 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2012 (93.5 KiB, 3,271 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2011 (470.3 KiB, 2,455 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2010 (122.8 KiB, 2,606 hits)

Afasic Abstract - Autumn 2009 (229.9 KiB, 2,604 hits)

Training resources from Wales events and conferences

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 3 (258.4 KiB, 1,039 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - speech disorder Year 2 (199.4 KiB, 973 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - communication breakthrough (3.0 MiB, 1,468 hits)

Selective Mutism case study - bilingual Year 10 (462.6 KiB, 967 hits)

Carers and the SSW Wales Act 2014 (1.3 MiB, 1,160 hits)

University College London Hospitals - DVD leaflet (159.6 KiB, 1,043 hits)

Nuffield Speech Clinic - referral guidelines (156.4 KiB, 1,301 hits)

RCSLT policy statement - Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (473.2 KiB, 1,121 hits)

Working with selective mutism (2.2 MiB, 1,152 hits)

Selective Mutism - SMIRA (20.3 KiB, 913 hits)

Selective Mutism - Sliding in technique procedure (117.5 KiB, 5,129 hits)

Selective Mutism - effective approaches to assessment and management (214.4 KiB, 2,225 hits)

Selective Mutism - advice for parents (48.4 KiB, 827 hits)

Selective Mutism - adolescent issues (383.9 KiB, 1,014 hits)

Selective Mutism - addressing the issue of speech anxiety (543.0 KiB, 895 hits)

Selective Mutism - a case study (258.4 KiB, 917 hits)

Making communication fun (2.0 MiB, 1,140 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Heol Goffa (210.6 KiB, 753 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (English) (1.1 MiB, 905 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Coedcae (Welsh) (1.1 MiB, 730 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (English) (1.8 MiB, 948 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Myrddin (Welsh) (1.7 MiB, 779 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Ysgol Bro Dinefwr (1.6 MiB, 966 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (English) (228.4 KiB, 745 hits)

Senedd 2014 - Williams and Watkins (Welsh) (232.4 KiB, 740 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (English) (1.2 MiB, 1,012 hits)

Senedd 2014 - ESCAL (Welsh) (1.3 MiB, 777 hits)

ELCISS presentation (7.8 MiB, 1,869 hits)

Ymateb i Anghenion Lleferydd, Iaith a Chyfathrebu Pobl Ifanc yn y Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid (530.8 KiB, 763 hits)

SLCN within Youth Justice Service - Sharon Howells and Kim Jenkins (571.5 KiB, 1,408 hits)

Making the link between language and literacy (1.9 MiB, 2,621 hits)

Living with SLCN - Abby Beverly (5.6 MiB, 1,188 hits)

Links between SLCN and behaviour - Sasha Bemrose (570.0 KiB, 1,356 hits)

Cysylltiadau rhwng cyfathrebu ac ymddygiad - Sasha Bemrose (1.3 MiB, 832 hits)

Creu'r Cysylltiad Rhwng Lleferydd, Iaith a Llythrennedd ar gyfer Disgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd (811.6 KiB, 945 hits)

Workshop - where are we now? (373.0 KiB, 816 hits)

Workshop - making the links (1.9 MiB, 1,397 hits)

Workshop - identify SLCN (694.3 KiB, 1,058 hits)

Workshop - challenging behaviour and SLCN (699.1 KiB, 1,967 hits)

Workshop - an overview of SLCN (388.0 KiB, 885 hits)

SEN overview (789.2 KiB, 1,062 hits)

Communicating effectively with young people (127.9 KiB, 882 hits)

The impact of language difficulties on literacy & behaviour in mainstream Secondary Schools (135.5 KiB, 934 hits)

How does Estyn inspect literacy? (893.3 KiB, 887 hits)

Going to secondary school with a language impairment: What are the difficulties and can they be reduced? (2.1 MiB, 1,020 hits)

Ideas and suggestions for support and development from delegates (180.5 KiB, 831 hits)

Education and SEN

Afasic book review: Don't Send Him in Tomorrow by Jarlath O'Brien (533.4 KiB, 2,419 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, 4,988 hits)

Providers of training in SLCN (433.2 KiB, 5,866 hits)

Publishers of SLCN resources (317.0 KiB, 5,014 hits)

Resources for SLCN - organisations (180.9 KiB, 4,079 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, 5,838 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, 22,547 hits)

Bercow Review Summary (360.3 KiB, 21,722 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, 4,732 hits)

RCSLT Bulletin article - SLI: the invisible neuro-developmental disorder (115.1 KiB, 5,402 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, 33,059 hits)