Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day

Friday the 15th of October is Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day.Even if you've never heard of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), you probably know someone with it. DLD is very common, and on average 2 children in every class of 30 have the condition. DLD is when a person has difficulty talking and understanding spoken language. … Continue reading Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day

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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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-orJLnCgGJw In this very practical episode of The Talking … Continue reading Developmental Language Disorder and Mental Health

How We Fail Children With Developmental Language Disorder

Developmental language disorder (DLD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that emerges in early childhood and frequently persists into adulthood. People with DLD have significant difficulty learning, understanding, and using spoken language. Under U.S. Public Law 101-476 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], 2004; first issued in 1990 and reissued in 2004), children may be eligible for … Continue reading How We Fail Children With Developmental Language Disorder

What are the Differences Between Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Neurodevelopmental conditions is a name doctors and scientists give to differences from the expected brain and behaviour development during childhood. There are many ways that brain development can be different. One of the most well known neurodevelopmental conditions is autism, which has some similarities with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), but also some important differences.