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Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Developmental language disorder (DLD) is a diagnosis given to people who have difficulty with using and/or understanding language.
One of the biggest challenges with DLD is that it is usually ‘hidden’ in that you can’t immediately tell that someone has DLD, and that it is sometimes mistaken for attention and behaviour difficulties. It can have negative long-term impacts upon other areas of development, including social, emotional, and learning.
What can it look like?
Children with DLD may have difficulty with:
  • Expressing ideas
  • Organising sentences, telling a story, having a conversation
  • Understand words, follow instructions, answer questions
  • Remember what someone has said
  • Paying attention
  • Reading and writing
What should you do if you have concerns for your child?
Talk to us! Our Speech Pathologists are qualified to assess and manage DLD. Fill out our client intake form via our website https://www.eatspeaklearn.com.au/book-online/ and press ‘start my intake’.
Sources:
The DLD Project – https://thedldproject.com/developmental-language-disorder-dld/dld-awareness-day/
Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD) – https://radld.org/about/dld/

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