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What is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)?

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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.

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