Afasic Cymru

Supporting parents with children who have difficulties talking and understanding.

HELPLINE: 0300 666 9410

Resources for professionals

Communication Supporting Classrooms Observation Tool

The observation tool is designed to be used in an observation of a classroom or a learning space by someone other than the adult working with the children.

This tool was developed as part of the Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP) in 2012.

Classroom Toolkit
(226.2 KiB, 756 downloads)

Listening to Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Listening to young people with slcn£19.99 + P&P
(£1.50 of the book sale will go to Afasic)
Sue Roulstone and Sharynne McLeod (Editors)
Contributions from Linda Lascelles, Clare Davies-Jones and Abigail Beverly.
The importance of listening to children and young people has received considerable attention, but little has been written about the particular challenges of listening to those with speech, language and communication needs.  Includes insights from researchers, speech and language therapists, social workers, psychologists, teachers, advocates, and parents.
Order directly from J & R Press

Cost to the Nation bilingual poster

Cost to the Nation posterAfasic Cymru have commissioned a new A3 bilingual poster which illustrates the cost to the individual and to the Nation for untreated/unidentified SLCN as we believe all those working with or involved with strategic decision making for children need to have a clear understanding of the relevance and impact of speech, language and communication development.

The colourful poster was created by two speech and language therapists, Sasha Bemrose and Ann Birch. For one free copy please email Jeannette Carr, alternatively you may order a pack of 10 for £4.00.

Order online – 10 posters for £4.00

Communication Friendly“Is my classroom communication friendly?”

Afasic Cymru has worked collaboratively with Health and Education professionals to produce an A3 bilingual poster for secondary mainstream schools. The poster will aid teachers and support staff to better identify and support pupils with SLI/SLCN.

The poster is available free of charge, you can request copies by emailing Jeannette or by completing an order form below. Afasic Cymru would like to thank Karen Allen, Carolyn Arthurs, Nicola Bailey-Wood, Sian Chislett, Anne Drewett, Heather Logan, Delyth Molyneux, Kassia Morris, Julia Nawell, Sian Nicols, Debbie Payne and Mary Jo Spearey for their time and expertise. We will continue working together in order to produce strategies and signpost resources to offer further support.

Is My Classroom Communication Friendly? Poster Order Form (538 hits)

An Indicators Checklist (for non-specialist staff)

Indicators Checklist£2.50 inc P&P in CD format

This CD publication is aimed at youth workers, social workers, leisure workers, mainstream teachers/assistants, staff working in the youth justice system, who are in regular contact with children and young people. It has been produced bilingually in CD format which will enable organisations to download this info onto their staff intranet.

The checklist includes:
What is speech and language?
Models of language development
Checklist 1 – signs and symptoms
Checklist 2 – possible behaviours and how to support
References and further reading

checklist-welshYou can buy securely online:

You can also post your order:

Please submit an order form:

Afasic Cymru
Titan House
Cardiff Bay Business Centre
Lewis Road
Ocean Park
Cardiff CF24 5BS

Indicators Checklist Order Form - English (1355 hits)

Indicators Checklist Order Form - Welsh (519 hits)

TALKABOUT by Alex Kelly

TalkaboutTalkabout is a resource for Speech and Language Therapy and Social Skills training. The Talkabout manual is now available in welsh and can be ordered directly from

This hugely popular photocopiable manual provides professionals with a framework for the development of social skills. Initially piloted on adolescents with mild learning difficulties, it can be used with a variety of client groups, both children and adults.

Afasic Abstract

The Afasic Abstract brings accessible information about the latest developments in research and practice to parents and professionals.
It is published twice a year and can be downloaded for free.