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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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  • Amelia’s Story

    I was always a firm believer that children hit their milestones when they are ready, so wasn’t that worried that Amelia was slow to start talking.  There were many comments that second children are always slower to talk or that her sister (18 months older than her) was doing…

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  • Lauren Wright – Interview on Radio Woking

    By Lauren Wright “BBC Radio were looking for a ‘new voice’ and asked people to audition and talk about a topic of their choice for 60 seconds in front of a judging panel. I was looking at ways to raise awareness of DLD and thought this would be a…

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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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  • The truth about being a mum to a child with DLD

    By Laura Barnes Poppy was and still is a delightful child, she is my third born after a large gap. She was born the day after my birthday and I always refer to her as a birthday gift from my mum who passed away 4 years previously. Poppy first…

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  • Griffin

    By Kristen Sharpe My son, Griffin, was diagnosed with an “receptive-expressive language disorder” (now known as Developmental Language Disorder) when he was just 2.5 years old. We knew he struggled following commands and communicating his needs to us. This was clear to us since he was 18 months old…

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  • DLD & Mental Health

    CONTENT WARNING: If you feel your mental health could be affected by reading stories about mental health difficulties and suicide, we advise you do not read any further.   By Lizzy Campbell Hi my name is Lizzy. I’m 31 I live in England. I was diagnosed in 2013 with…

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