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Monthly Theme - Assessment


Developmental Language Disorder or DLD has recently been introduced as a new description for children who have long-term language difficulties. This month we look at reasons for creating a new description and share practical ideas of how to support children with DLD.

Developmental Language Delay: background and implications
Professor Courtenay Norbury of University College London shares some background to the new DLD terminology and some implications for planning services.


Buzzwords and Meath School
Penny Hamilton-Dick, Speech and Language Therapist at I CAN’s Meath School, talks to us about specialist approaches to support children with language disorder.


How a Speech & Language therapy service is embracing new terminology
In our guest blog this month, Amelia Wesley-Holley describes how the speech and language therapy service in Hackney have embraced the new Development Language Disorder term.