What is DLD?

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a diagnosis given when a child or adult has difficulties talking and/or understanding language, where there is not any known cause for the language difficulty.

DLD is not always easy to spot but it affects approximately 2 children in every classroom. Unsupported it can have serious impacts on literacy, learning, friendships and emotional well-being. It is a lifelong condition which children just ‘don’t grow out of’ so identification and support are essential. Many students who exhibit behaviour or reading difficulties may have DLD.

Finding out more with NAPLIC

To watch a great video, go to www.naplic.org.uk/dld, or attend NAPLIC’s conference on May 11th, 2019 in Birmingham. Details are at www.naplic.org.uk/conferences

Finding out more with RADLD

An international day for raising awareness of DLD will be held on October 18th, 2019. For details, visit www.radld.org

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