Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) – What do you need to know?

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!

http://www.iaslt.ie/attachments/DLD%20Poster%20(2).pdf

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Congratulations to our colouring competition winners!

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Help! My child has started to stammer!

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