Video 2022

The 2022 RADLD campaign is called Growing with DLD’. We want to hear from people with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) of all different ages. We are hoping to have interviews with people with DLD talking about life with DLD, so people all over the world understand the lived experience of DLD at any age.

Here are some interview options:

1. A young person with DLD interviewing an older person with DLD

Volunteers can participate by joining our interview roster! Watch for our call for volunteers on social media, or email RADLD. Anyone with DLD who would be willing to be an interviewer or be interviewed can join our roster. We’ll match up interviewers and interviewees to make a growing with DLD

2. A person with DLD being interviewed by someone else

Any individual with DLD who is willing to be interviewed about growing with DLD can participate. Just ask someone you know to act as the interviewer.

3. A student with DLD interviewing another student with DLD

Schools can participate. A student with DLD can interview another student with DLD. A younger student with DLD can interview and older student with DLD. A student with DLD can be interviewed by another person at school.

With your help, we can help others understand what it’s like to grow with DLD!

Important advice


We want people with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) to make videos. We hope to have interviews of people with DLD of all ages, from all around the world, and in lots of different languages.

In particular, we want videos of people with DLD being interviewed about growing with DLD. We’re looking for anyone with DLD who would like to participate!


Keep the video short. We suggest 2 to 5 minutes.

If you are making a video to share on Twitter the maximum video length is 140 seconds (2 mins and 20 seconds).

Make it personal

The video is about your views and experiences. The video doesn’t need to look professional and it’s up to you what you say. We’ve given you some ideas below.

If you talk about what you do, describe your work day. If you say, ‘I like camping’, then show a camping picture. Make it fun and use your imagination!

Internet safety

If you are under 18, make sure you talk to your parent or guardian first and get their consent. Get them to check they are happy with the video when it is finished. Make sure you get their permission to put the video online. This is really important. Post the video from your parent or guardian’s social media account.
Use your first name and country where you live, but do not say anything more that might identify you. Don’t say your last name, your address or school. If anyone contacts you as a result of posting your video, do not respond until you have talked it through with your parent or guardian. Never agree to meet anyone in person who you meet online.

If you decide not to put your film on the internet you could think of other ways to share it, such as with your family or class. Always ask your parents for permission before sharing.

Find more information about online safety at:

Different languages

There are people with DLD in every country of the world, and so we want to hear from people all over the world. Please translate the DLD questions and speak in your home language. Make it clear what language you are speaking, and perhaps add your country’s flag to make it very clear. Tag your video with #DLDDay so others can find you, no matter what language they speak.

Steps to making your video 

Getting ready to film

  1. Schedule your interview time and know if you are the person doing the interview (interviewer) or the person being interviewed (interviewee)

2. On a piece of card, write RADLD 2022 Growing with DLD #DLDday.

3. Instructions for Interviewers:

a. Look at the list of questions on the left of the chart below. Write these statements on a piece of card. Make the words big! You don’t have to do them all. You can change the statements if you want.

b. On another piece of card, write: Please share this video

c. On another piece of card, write: Growing with DLD and below that, Find out more at:  #DevLangDis #DLDDay

d. Get your cards ready. You can read the statements out loud at the right points or someone else can read them for you.

e. Get ready for filming. Think about lighting, background and volume. You may want to get help from a camera person at this point.

4. Interviewees: Look at the questions in the chart below. Your interviewer will as you these questions. Look at the right side of the table with the examples for what to say. Think hard about your answers. Practice saying your answers out loud and check how long your film is. More people may watch if it is short!

a. Get any props you might show ready

b. Get ready for filming. Think about lighting, background and volume. You may want to get help from a camera person at this point.




What to say – examples (Choose one from each colour or make up your own)
When did you know you had DLD….“I found out …”               “I don’t remember …”

Nobody said DLD …”

What’s it like to grow with DLD?“For me…”                “My DLD is…”

“Before…”                 “Now I find…”

As you’ve grown with DLD, what has helpedIt helps when…”          “I think about…”

Someone who helped….”

What’s the best part of growing with DLD?DLD is special…”              “Having DLD ….’

“DLD is good when…”



5. Start filming

Start  Hold up:  RADLD 2022 Growing with DLD #DLDDay

Interviewer says: “Hello, my name is (first name)  and I live in (country).”

Interviewee says: “Hello, my name is (first name) and I live in (country).”

Interviewer says: Today, I’ll be interviewing {Interviewee’s name} about growing with DLD, developmental language disorder.”



Interviewer: Hold up each statement card.

Say the question to your interviewee and wait for an answer.

Interviewer: Answer each question



Hold up: Please share this video

Say: “Please share this video because…..”

Hold up: Growing with DLD – Find out more at: #DevLangDis  #DLDDay

Say: “Thank you!” or “Thanks for listening to our interview about Growing with DLD”  or something else


Now you are ready to post on your social media page. Don’t forget to tag it with #DLDday so we can find it and share too. You may need to check your privacy settings to ensure it can be shared. If you would like RADLD to consider sharing your video on our website and social media channels, please click below to submit your video.


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