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  • Clinician Perspectives

    On average, 2 children in every class of 30 will experience Developmental Language Disorder severe enough to hinder academic progress. In this video Lesley tells us more about DLD. ✨DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER (DLD) ✨ On average, 2 children in every class of 30 will experience DLD severe enough to…

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  • Parent Perspectives

    Aileen from South Lanarkshire talks about her and her son’s experience of living with DLD. Fantastic video about Developmental Language Disorder from a parents perspective – Aileen from South Lanarkshire talks about her and her son’s experience of living with DLD.RADLD Posted by Speech and Language Therapy NHS Lanarkshire…

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  • Sophie (age 37)

    SOPHIE (AGE 37) Now 37, Sophie had speech and language problems identified when she was three years old with her parents concerned about her understanding of words and speech. They sought help for a situation that some people blamed on Sophie’s parents not communicating with Sophie, a hurtful accusation…

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  • Harry (age 21)

    HARRY (AGE 21) Harry was doing well in Reception and Year 1 of school, but when he reached Year 2 things started to change. Harry was a popular child and enjoyed playing with his friends in the playground, drawing and building things. However, his teachers noticed that he was…

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  • Hannah (age 15)

    HANNAH (AGE 15) From her pre-school years, Hannah was different. She didn’t conform and was often labelled by teachers as naughty.  In comparison to her siblings, Hannah needed to be parented in a different way including being presented with very little or no choice to avoid her from feeling…

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  • Save the date: International Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day

    International Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day will be the 19th of October 2018. This year’s theme is the “ABC’s of DLD”. A – ASSESS understanding B – BUILD knowledge C – CREATE awareness Let’s use #devlangdis #DLDABC to spread the word on DLD!

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  • Purdey – Student with DLD

    “Developmental Language Disorder, it’s when you have difficulties talking and understanding words. It affects children and adults. It’s been called lots of things like Speech Language Impairment (SLI) but now its been agreed to be called DLD. It’s just like speaking a different language, you’re oblivious to what they…

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