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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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  • DLD: You and Me – A Family Story

    By Leeanne Good As a mother I knew that Rory’s language was not developing as that of a ‘typical’ 2-year-old.  I had expressed concerns at nursery, however, was told that his sounds and words would develop at their own pace and all children are different.  This didn’t stop me…

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  • I had never heard of DLD

    By Melissa Eccleston Two years ago my child was diagnosed with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). I had never heard of DLD and although I had leaflets given to me and websites to look at my understanding was still poor. Part of this was due to my own denial and…

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  • I knew at 18 months my daughter wasnʼt communicating like other children

    By Jill Hayes I knew at 18 months my daughter wasnʼt communicating like other children she wasnʼt repeating words or calling me to get my attention. I began to ask other mums and was always told not to worry she will speak when sheʼs ready, the most common quote…

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  • Our Story by Glaucia Batista Geraldo

    By Glaucia Batista Geraldo OUR STORY Thales was my first and only child and I was learning from him to be a mother. Everything was fine. At 10 months old he said “mommy”. But shortly after his first birthday, he stopped talking. There were few loose words and little…

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  • DLD – You and Me: A Parent’s Perspective

    By Gemma Earle My son is gorgeous, funny, clever, has an amazing memory, is stubborn, hates loosing and has plenty of attitude. He also has DLD. I noticed a problem when he was 18 months old as he wasn’t talking or picking up words like other children. I spoke…

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  • Holes in the Knees

    By Nancy Thompson My son Curt met all his developmental goals with the exception of speech development. The day my husband and I were given the report back from the speech therapist about our son’s language delay was one of the worst days in my life. No special needs…

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  • DLD: You & Me by @adoptionblogfox

    wHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH DLD?  My son, LB, has DLD. LB is also cute as a button, filled to the brim with mischief and absolutely hilarious. He’s 6 at the moment and his favourite things are horse-riding, football and his iPad.  He is kind and affectionate; practical; challenging…

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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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