What is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)?-
Developmental Language Disorder is a lifelong condition, characterised by difficulty using or understanding language. It is a disorder that cannot be explained by any other medical condition and affects eight percent of the population.
Indicators that a younger child may have DLD include:
- Not combining words into longer sentences.
- Difficulty understanding simple instructions.
- Others having difficulty understanding what the child is trying to say.
Indicators that an older child may have DLD include:
- Literacy and grammar difficulty.
- Struggle to keep up socially.
- Difficulty understanding humour like sarcasm.
If you have any concerns that your child has difficulties with their speech, learning or writing, they may have DLD. A Speech Pathologist can gather more information and complete further assessments.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.