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Jodi Oliver, a parent with a child diagnosed with DLD, talks about her experience with the disorder, a condition where children have problems understanding and/or using spoken language.
Developmental language disorder (DLD) is a condition where children have problems understanding and/or using spoken language. Watch how DLD has impacted Grant's life and how he has coped with his condition
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).
MYTH: People with DLD mispronounce speech sounds. TRUTH: People with DLD have trouble understanding and using language, when they are reading and when they are talking with someone.