Developmental Language Disorder and Mental Health

Will every person diagnosed with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) struggle with their mental health?

How do you support a loved one with mental health challenges?

What do health professionals and educators need to know about working with people with DLD who also have mental health issues?

In this very practical episode of The Talking DLD Podcast we are talking Developmental Language Disorder and mental health with Melanie Cross, speech and language therapist.

Melanie Cross is a speech and language therapist. She has worked with children and young people with mental health needs for many years. She is the author of ‘Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems’ , 2nd edition. She is also an Advisor on child mental health, and she was lead author of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist’s Clinical Guidelines on Social Emotional and Mental Health. Melanie graduated from Reading University in 1984 and gained an MPhil in undetected communication problems in children looked after by the local authority in 2001. In 2017 she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Teaching Academy. She is also a trainer, supervisor and a Video Interaction Guider.

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