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.
Many parents of children who have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), have never heard of DLD. Here we explore some potential reasons and provide some guidelines for those of you who are seeking a diagnosis.
It is helpful to know what terms are being used to refer to DLD. The terms have been broken down into three categories: research terms, clinical terms (including terms used for insurance purposes), and educational policy terms.