9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Target Audience
Speech-Language Pathology


Time & Length of Session
Morning Sessions

Criteria and Crucial Conversations About Developmental Language Disorder

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

Recent international efforts to increase consensus and awareness of developmental language disorder (DLD) have the potential to positively impact families and services. This workshop will consider criteria and challenges for using the term “DLD” in a way that allows for practice setting constraints but achieves reasonable consistency across settings. We will also consider how to share child assessment results indicating DLD with parents. Finally, we will think about the content and talking/thinking tools that can help us succeed with these crucial conversations.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss when to use the label DLD.
  2. Understand how to approach sharing this clinical information.

Lisa Archibald