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Developmental Language Disorder

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a type of speech, language and communication need (SLCN) that affects the way that children understand and use language.

DLD is hidden, but common, with on average 2 children in every classroom having DLD.

What is Developmental Language Disorder?

DLD is quite common and because it can look like other things – including autism or dyslexia – it’s often missed.” Learn more here

What are the signs of Developmental Language Disorder?
How can I support my child’s communication?
Key strategies to support Language Disorder in the classroom
Watch this video ‘DLD – An introduction for parents’

Welcome to Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) – An introduction for Parents with Sue Marr, Specialist Teacher (SLCN) and Caroline Burke (Specialist Speech and Language Therapist) of the Moor House Research and Training Institute.

What families think about DLD

Watch this RCSLT video animation which provides some stark information about DLD and its far reaching impacts if those with DLD aren’t properly supported

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