SAC Webcast: Developmental Language Disorder (DLD): A Persistent Language Disorder of Unknown Aetiology (2018)

Lisa Archibald, PhD
Speech-Language Pathology
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Presented by Lisa Archibald, PhD

Author: Lisa Archibald, PhD, Western University, London, ON

Level: Intermediate (Assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) often see children on their caseload who exhibit a persistent delay in language development for no discernable reason. Historically, there has been no consistency in the term used to describe this disorder, which has made it difficult for families to both understand and address the problem. Recently, an international consensus agreed on the term Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) to describe this difficulty. The release of the consensus statement was paired with an international campaign aimed at raising awareness of DLD. Canadian S-LPs are invited to join in a discussion on the use of the term DLD.

SAC is pleased to share a new online resource regarding the new criteria and terminology for childhood language disorder, including developmental language disorder (DLD).

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