Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is the new term to replace Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Developmental Language Disorder is diagnosed when children fail to acquire their own language for no obvious reason. This results in children who have difficulty understanding what people say to them, and struggle to articulate their ideas and feelings. 

On 18 October it will be the DLD awareness day. RADLD (Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder) would like everyone to know about DLD to use consistent terminology, to enable greater public awareness, research, and advocacy for those who are affected.

Explore the page to learn how you can help raise awareness for people with Developmental Language Disorder - through toolkits, resources, and activities for the day. 

On Wednesday 16th October the Communication and Interaction Team and the Speech and Language Therapy Service will be leading a free session for parents so they can learn more about DLD and how to support their children. See our events page for more information. 

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