What is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)? In a nutshell, DLD is the new name for Specific Language Impairment. It was recently changed to better reflect the difficulties that these children experience. We recently celebrated DLD Awareness Day, and in continuation of this we have attached a useful link for parents and professionals looking for some basic information about DLD. If you would like any further information please contact your nearest branch of The Speech Centre, we would be delighted to talk this through with you!
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Considering your New Year’s Resolutions? Would you give almost anything to help your children with Speech and Language development? Here’s something real that you can do. These are some questions about parental screen time that I was asked recently by the Irish Examiner, and they really got me thinking about my answers. 1: How important […]
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Dublin Colouring Competition! We will be choosing our winners shortly, and arranging our special prize giving visits in the coming days. Just in time for Halloween! Here are some of the masterpieces that have been sent in so far, they are beautiful, and so […]
Speech therapy tips to make conversations a little easier
Stammering in preschool children – how parents can help Difficulties with speaking fluently between 2 – 4 years affect about one child in 20. While the underlying causes are not fully understood, we know that parents do NOT cause stammering – also called stuttering. Evidence shows that most children outgrow this phase over a few […]
Here are some things to try if your child isn’t talking; Parents often call us because they’re worried that their child hasn’t started talking yet. The first thing we say is that all children are unique, they develop at their own pace, and it’s not always a reason to worry if they’re not talking yet. […]