Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD) and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Canada (SAC) raising awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) for international #DLDday on Friday 14 October 2022.
Developmental Language Disorder is a hidden but common disability that affects 1 in 14 people causing difficulties understanding and using language for no known reason. In Canada, there are approximately 2.6 million people with DLD. DLD is a lifelong problem and affects people of all ages.
The 2022 DLDday theme is Growing with DLD, highlighting that DLD is a lifelong, permanent disability. People do not grow out of DLD but with individualized supports that can include regular speech-language therapy and educational adjustments they can thrive. It’s about growing with DLD.
Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD), the lead organization who coordinates international DLDday are advocating for increased recognition and support for people with DLD across their lifespan. RADLD Canada and SAC are joining together to raise awareness of DLD in Canada.
Join us in raising awareness of DLD. Developmental Language Disorder Day #DLDday, now in its sixth year, is celebrated annually around the world with more than 40 countries involved.
Visit radld.org for more information and resources.