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By Rouzana Komesidou, Ph.D. MGH Institute of Health Professions Tiffany P. Hogan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP MGH Institute of Health Professions The ability to understand and use language can impact how much a ch [...]
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.
Speech language pathologists (SLPs) use a variety of tools to diagnose Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in children. This article defines current tools and best practices that SLPs should use to assess your child’s language skills.
When schools conduct language screenings, they will find children with DLD (and other language problems). This is the first critical step toward supporting their success in school.
Children with DLD often are delayed in meeting language milestones. Every child is a unique person so some children with DLD may not show every sign. Read about the signs of DLD in English speakers by age.