How to Steer Clear of Illegitimate Treatments for DLD
Caroline Bowen, A.M., Ph.D. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia EVIDENCE-BASED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PRACTICES Good practice is based on scientific evidence. It is an agreement between (1), the needs of [...]
Developmental Language Disorder as a Spectrum
Karla K. McGregor, Ph.D. Boys Town National Research Hospital Hope Sparks Lancaster, Ph.D. Boys Town National Research Hospital Developmental Language Disorder, or DLD, is a spectrum disorder. Spectru [...]
When are Developmental Language Problems a Disorder?
There are 3 words in the term, Developmental Language Disorder. Developmental means that the condition starts over the course of development. Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is not acquired or a [...]
Testing Language Ability
Laurence B. Leonard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Purdue University Speech-language pathologists use standardized tests to diagnose developmental language disorder (DLD). The tests should be valid, meaning they me [...]
What Does It Mean That My Child Is At-Risk For DLD?
Tyler T. Christopulos Ph.D., CCC-SLP University of Utah What Does it Mean to be “At-Risk”? What does it mean to be "at-risk"? “Risk” means the chance that something is dangerous. For example, smoking [...]
People with Developmental Language Disorder May Have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Erin Smolak, Ph.D. University of South Carolina People with developmental language disorder (DLD) may also have other developmental problems. When one person has two or more problems it is called co-m [...]