Karla K. McGregor, Ph.D. Boys Town National Research Hospital The terms used to refer to developmental language disorder vary by setting and purpose. Keep this resource handy to reduce confusion. Use [...]
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.