Support for Children and Young People with DLD

Educators, here is how you can support students with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in the classroom

Did you know that DLD affects approximately 7.6% of all children (two children in every average primary class of 30) in the UK?

Download our brand new support guide for teachers now.

Developed in partnership with nasen and Whole School SEND, and funded by the Department of Education, this practical guide will give teachers and other school-based professionals guidance on how to identify and support children with DLD in mainstream primary and secondary schools.

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a diagnosis given to children and young people who have life-long difficulties with language that are not associated with other biomedical conditions, such as cerebral palsy, or autistic spectrum disorders.

For students affected by DLD, it can have a significant impact on their attainment at school, employment outcomes and social and emotional wellbeing. Many children and young people with DLD are not identified, meaning that they are not getting access to the support they need. 

As an educator, where can I access further resources and support?
We have developed a free training resource designed to be used by SENCos (or other school-based staff) to share information with staff in their schools about DLD. The resource consists of a customisable PowerPoint presentation with speaking notes, a summary handout and a resources and references list. The resource is relevant for both primary and secondary school staff.

 

In addition to the above, we are pleased to offer a series of pre-recorded webinars for teachers, SENCos and school leaders which you can access below.

 

  • For Primary Teachers

    Introductory Webinar

    Further Introductory Resources
    For a list of useful links to more videos, websites and resources, please click here.

    Intermediate Webinar

    Further Intermediate Resources
    For a list of useful links to more videos, websites and resources, please click here.

  • For Secondary Teachers

    Introductory Webinar

    Further Introductory Resources
    if you would like view any of the resources linked during the session, click here.

    Intermediate Webinar

    Further Intermediate Resources
    For a list of useful links to more videos, websites and resources, please click here.

  • For SENCos

    Introductory Webinar

    Further Introductory Resources
    If you would like to view any of the resources linked during the session, click here.

    Intermediate Webinar 

    Intermediate Resources
    For a list of useful links to more videos, websites and resources, please click here.

  • For Senior Leaders

    Introductory Webinar

    Intermediate Webinar

    Further Intermediate Resources
    To download the DLD ready school audit resource, please click here.

    For a list of useful links to more videos, websites and resources, please click here.

Feedback on our resources?
If you have any feedback in relation to any of our DLD resources and webinars, we would be grateful if you could please fill in this short survey.

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