Developmental language disorder (DLD) is 50 times more prevalent than hearing impairment and 5 times more prevalent than autism. Yet, DLD often goes undiagnosed. Read about identifying DLD and evaluating communication.
Amy Wilder The University of Utah Aren’t girls naturally better at language than boys? Does this explain why fewer girls than boys receive speech-language therapy? Researchers have been looking into g [...]
Karla N. Washington, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati We communicate to be included with others and to learn. This happens so easily most of the time. We don’t stop to think about just how important goo [...]
Erin Smolak, Ph.D. Boys Town National Research Hospital People with developmental language disorder (DLD) may also have other developmental problems. When one person has two or more problems it is cal [...]
Jake Michaelson, PhD University of Iowa rather than a single cause, developmental language disorder (DLD) is caused by multiple risk factors working together. Parents should not feel a sense of guilt [...]
Laurence B. Leonard, Ph.D. Purdue University People with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) can be found all over the world. Regardless of the language being learned, there are individuals with sig [...]
Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Sacred Heart University “Einstein didn’t talk until he was four.” “My two-year-old isn’t talking because her big sister talks for her.” “My toddler isn’t talking but he’s had [...]
Sean M. Redmond, Ph.D., and Amy Wilder, M.S. University of Utah Why do we need to compare children’s development? We pay a lot of attention to how kids grow, leading researchers, educators and clinici [...]