Welcome to RADLD.ORG, created to Raise Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder or ‘DLD’ (previously RALLI campaign). Here you will learn more about DLD, access resources and find out how to raise awareness.

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  • DLD Quiz

    How well do you know Developmental Language Disorder? Take our short quiz to test your knowledge.

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  • Resources

    Here we share resources to help build your knowledge of this hidden but common condition.

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  • DLD Awareness Day

    In 2017, the new terminology of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) was launched with our campaign 'DLD 1-2-3'.   We want everyone to know about DLD to use consistent terminology. This will enable greater public awareness, research and advocacy for those who are affected. Explore the page to learn how you...

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Developmental Language Disorder

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is the new term to replace Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Developmental Language Disorder is diagnosed when children fail to acquire their own language for no obvious reason. This results in children who have difficulty understanding what people say to them, and struggle to articulate their ideas and feelings. Recent research has shown that, on average,...

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  • Mother of ‘M’ Story

    By Mother of ‘M’ M is 10 years old. He is a kind and very cuddly child. M cares a lot about the people around him. He can get sad for others easily. Sometimes, I have to say to him “just be relaxed you are not holding onto bad…

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  • How DLD affects our family

    By Aileen Burnett My name is Aileen, and I live with my two children, Isaac, who is 13, and Ozzie who is almost 8. Ozzie has Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and I am passionate about raising awareness of this hidden condition for benefit of other families. So let me…

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  • Our Story

    By Minna (Lucas’ mum) We are a Finnish-Norwegian family and we live in Suzhou, China. We have two children, Lucas born in 2010 and Oliver born in 2012. Lucas has Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Lucas said his first proper word when he was two years old. Before that he…

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