Welcome to RADLD.ORG, created to Raise Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder or ‘DLD’.

Here you will learn more about DLD, access resources and find out how to raise awareness.

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Please see our 2021 DLD Awareness Day video to learn more about DLD.

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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

    The new terminology of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) was launched in 2017 and our first DLD Awareness Day quickly followed.  Each year is becoming bigger and better thanks to the support of people from all around the world.  Explore the drop down menu to learn how you can help...

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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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Newsroom

  • Two children in every class of 30 have DLD

    Research shows that many children with trouble learning at school or communicating with others have an undiagnosed condition called DLD. Imagine making a new friend, learning a new subject, or negotiating yourself out of a tough spot if your ability to use or understand language were a life-long challenge….

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  • On DLD Awareness Day

    Developmental Language Disorder is a lifelong language condition. My son did not grow out of his problems with language and he will never grow out of them – though how this will affect him will change throughout his life.  DLD is a condition which, for many people, is a…

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  • Being a teen with DLD

    My story starts with me being diagnosed with DLD when I was 15.  I also was diagnosed with Dyslexia in P6.  I always knew there was something else than Dyslexia that made me struggle at school, but I did not know what.  I found school hard and still do. …

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