Introduction to Developmental Language Disorder

Rare is the layperson who has heard of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). This is not because DLD is rare or inconsequential. In the United States, DLD is 50 times more prevalent than hearing impairment and five times more prevalent than autism (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015).

Why is DLD Hard to Recognize?

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) refers to a problem learning or using language that doesn’t go away and isn’t explained by other biomedical conditions. Language forms the basis of human communic [...]

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