Developmental Language Disorder

In Blog, Communication by Julie

It is estimated that 10% of children have long term Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). Of these, approximately 7.6% have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).
This was previously known as Specific Language Impairment or SLI.
DLD is a persistent type of speech, language and communication need that cannot be explained by an obvious cause. 
Children who are diagnosed with DLD have difficulties which are likely to carry on into adulthood and have a significant impact on progress at school or everyday life. They are unlikely to catch up without help.
Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) can provide assessment, advice and therapy to support children with DLD.