MYTH: My child will outgrow the problem. TRUTH: Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a life-long problem.
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.
As a professional, you may find yourself in a position to advocate for better practices to be adopted in your state or school district. Below are links to tools that are commonly used or might be used as part of best practice.
One of the most common concerns from parents about their child’s language development is “How do I get my child the help that she needs?” If you are a parent asking this question about your child, you are not alone.