What are Speech & Language Link doing for DLD Day?

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10 October 2022

Speech and Language Link

Developmental Language Disorder is a hidden but common disability that affects 1 in 14 people causing difficulties in understanding and using language for no known reason.

Speech & Language Link in Kent, has joined the campaign to raise awareness of DLD.

We are hosting a coffee morning to raise awareness of DLD in our business location. As DLD is a hidden disability that affects so many people we believe it is important to try to reach people who may not have heard of this disorder before.

The 2022 DLD day theme is Growing with DLD, highlighting that DLD is a lifelong, permanent disability. People do not grow out of DLD but with individualised supports that can include regular speech-language therapy and educational adjustments they can thrive. It’s about growing with DLD.

Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD), the lead organization who coordinates international DLD day are advocating for increased recognition and support for people with DLD across their lifespan.

People with DLD are 6 times more likely to suffer from anxiety and 3 times more likely to have clinical depression. They are also at significant risk of struggling with reading, spelling and mathematics. Although DLD is a common condition affecting many areas of life, people with DLD are unlikely to receive access to services,

Stephen Parsons, Chair of RADLD.

Join Speech & Language Link on the 14th October 2022 as they host their coffee morning to raise awareness of DLD. Developmental Language Disorder Day #DLDday, now in its sixth year, is celebrated annually around the world with more than 40 countries involved.

For more information please contact our Speech and Language Link Help Desk.

Email: helpdesk@speechlink.co.uk

Tel: 0333 577 0784

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