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Alternative / Augmentative Communication (AAC)

AFASIC

AAC is a form of communication which supplements spoken communication or substitutes for it. AAC does this either by means of a particular device (assistive communication) or by means of a system – signing or symbols (non-assistive communication). AA...

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

the NHS website

Motor neurone disease is a rare condition that progressively damages parts of the nervous system. This leads to muscle weakness, often with visible wasting. Motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), occurs when special...

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Aphasia

the NHS website

Aphasia is a condition that affects the brain and leads to problems using language correctly. People with aphasia make mistakes in the words they use, sometimes using the wrong sounds in a word, choosing the wrong word, or putting words together inc...

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Articulation

AFASIC

Articulation refers to movements of the articulators – tongue, soft palate, jaws, teeth, lips. Problems with any of these lead to an articulation disorder affecting intelligibility to varying degrees.

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Asperger’s Syndrome

AFASIC

This condition was first identified in 1944 by Hans Asperger. He described a group of children with autistic behaviour and thinking, who, generally, had good intellectual and linguistic abilities. They are defined as a discrete group in the classific...

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Ataxia

the NHS website

Ataxia is a term that describes a group of neurological disorders that affect co-ordination, balance and speech. It usually results from damage to a part of the brain called the cerebellum, but it can also be caused by damage to other parts of the n...

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Auditory processing disorder

the NHS website

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a hearing or listening problem caused by the brain not processing sounds in the normal way. Children with the problem may also have difficulty responding to sounds, understanding things they're told, concentratin...

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Auditory Sequential Memory

AFASIC

Many children with a history of late-speaking and early speech and language difficulties approach secondary school age with adequate levels of speech and understanding but residual problems which perhaps only they, their parents and teachers can dete...

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Bilingualism

AFASIC

Bilingualism is when a person understands and/or uses two or more languages. A person is described as bilingual regardless of their level of ability in either language. Bilingualism is not a disorder and therefore is a description of the person’s lan...

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Comprehension or Receptive Language Difficulties

AFASIC

Many children whose development of speech and language gives cause for concern have difficulties understanding what is said to them. That is, their understanding of spoken language falls below the level expected for their age. Difficulties with compr...

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Cued Speech and cochlear implantation

Cued Speech Association UK

Explanation of Cued Speech and Cochlear implantation.

English - Online Resource

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Cued Speech and sign languages - achieving full bilingualism

Cued Speech Association UK

Various issues in using Cued Speech and British Sign Language.

English - Online Resource

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Cued Speech for hearing children with speech and language problems

Cued Speech Association UK

Various issues of teaching Cued Speech to children with speech language problems.

English - Online Resource

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Cued Speech use with deaf babies

Cued Speech Association UK

Various issues of teaching Cued Speech to babies.

English - Online Resource

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Developmental Language Disorder

AFASIC

What is receptive language? Understanding is the ability of one person (the listener)to receive a signal containing encoded information from another person (the speaker).The listener then decodes that signal to extract the meaning. In this way,the l...

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Dysarthria

AFASIC

Dysarthria is a condition affecting speech production. It results in slurred speech due to weak or imprecise movements of the speech organs. These can include the articulatory organs of the lips, tongue and jaw, the larynx, the control of the airstre...

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Dysarthria (difficulty speaking)

the NHS website

Dysarthria is difficulty speaking caused by problems with the muscles used in speech. When it occurs in children it's usually the result of brain changes before or during birth and is known as developmental dysarthria. Dysarthria can also develop lat...

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Dyslexia / Specific Learning Difficulties

AFASIC

Dyslexia can be described as 'an unexpected difficulty with written language'. 'Unexpected' implies that the child’s difficulties can not be attributed to obvious physical, emotional or intellectual problems. This factsheet gives more information.

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Dyspraxia / Apraxia

AFASIC

Dyspraxia describes difficulty with controlling and co-ordinating learned patterns of movement, where there is no damage to muscles or nerves. Apraxia describes a loss of the ability to carry out voluntary regulated patterns of movement, although the...

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Early Support Booklet

AFASIC

Speech and language difficulties in young children are not unusual. As many as one child in 10 under five years of age experiences some degree of difficulty. This booklet is for you if you suspect that your child is struggling to learn to ...

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Epilepsy and Speech & Language

AFASIC

Certain types of epilepsy can be linked with learning, behavioural and speech and language difficulties. This is increasingly recognised and the risks are greater if epilepsy occurs before 2 years of age.

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Expressive Language Difficulties

AFASIC

Expressive language can be delayed or disordered. Many elements of delay and disorder overlap, but they are also very different problems. In the early stages, it may be difficult to determine whether the language is delayed or disordered.

English - Booklet / Leaflet

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Higher Level Language Disorder (HLLD)

AFASIC

HLLD is a term which has found its way into the literature on communicative difficulties relatively recently. People described as having HLLD develop language which is structurally normal and have some understanding, but have problems with...

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Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS)

AFASIC

Landau Kleffner Syndrome is a rare form of childhood epilepsy which results in a severe language disorder. It is also known as 'acquired epileptic aphasia'.

English - Online Resource

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Learning Disabilities

AFASIC

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulties with everyday activities, which affects someone for their whole life. A child with a learning disability tends to take longer to learn, and may need support to develop new...

English - Online Resource

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Michelle finds a voice

Beyond Words

This is the story of a young woman with cerebral palsy who is unable to speak, and so cannot communicate what she is thinking and feeling to the people who might help her. This book illustrates what happens to Michelle and how she and her carers are ...

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Phonological problems

AFASIC

A child with a phonological problem has a difficulty pronouncing a number of sounds. The sounds which are mispronounced can be grouped according to certain features, such as the place in the mouth where the sound is produced or how it is produced.

English - Online Resource

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Selective mutism

AFASIC

Selective mutism is a term used when children who are able to talk quite freely in some situations, usually with their families at home, and are persistently silent in other situations, usually outside the home and with less familiar people. The prob...

English - Online Resource

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Selective mutism

the NHS website

Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder that prevents children speaking in certain social situations, such as school lessons or in public. However, they're able to speak freely to close family and friends when nobody else is listening – for exam...

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Semantic and Pragmatic Disorders

AFASIC

Children with semantic and pragmatic disorders are often first identified because of their unusual language characteristics. Children may have difficulty understanding some words, phrases and sentences, and use others oddly or inappropriately. They o...

English - Online Resource

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Specific Language Impairment

AFASIC

Specific language impairment refers to all children with marked problems in their grasp of spoken language. This leaflet gives details of language impairment such as symptoms and organisations that can help.

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Specific Memory Disorders - Long term memory

AFASIC

It is increasingly recognised that like adults, children can have specific memory disorders. It is known that these can adversely affect the development of other skills, such as children's language development, academic attainments, independent livin...

English - Online Resource

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Specific Memory Disorders - Short term memory

AFASIC

It is increasingly recognised that like adults, children can have specific memory disorders. It is known that these can adversely affect the development of other skills, such as children's language development, academic attainments, independent livin...

English - Online Resource

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Stammering

the NHS website

Stammering, or stuttering, is a relatively common speech problem that occurs in childhood and can persist into adulthood. Stammering is characterised by the repetition of sounds or syllables (such as saying ‘mu-mu-mu-mummy’), prolonging sounds (mmmmm...

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Stammering

AFASIC

Approximately five per cent of all children will experience some difficulty with their fluency at some time during the development of their speech. Approximately 80% will achieve normal fluency, with or without some help.

English - Online Resource

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