Developmental Language Disorder

LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN YOUNG PEOPLE is investigating the theoretical underpinnings of DLD with a focus on research that adds to the evidence base for assessment and interventions/treatment for both clinicians and educators.

 

The term ‘Developmental Language Disorder’ (DLD) is used when children’s language development is significantly disordered, and this cannot be attributed to neurological, psychosocial, or physical delays or disorders

(Bishop, Snowling, Thompson, Greenhalgh, & CATALISE-2 Consortium, 2017; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcpp.12721/full).

DLD has replaced terms such as specific language impairment (or SLI).

 

For further information on DLD:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5J2oZIiKfB4VG0Zq_xabUA

 

 

 

Recently completed HDR projects can be accessed here:

 

Emily Dawes (2017) The hidden language skill: oral inferential comprehension in children with developmental language disorder

https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/56528

Dawes, E., Leitao, S. Claessen, M. (2018) The Squirrel Story Narrative Comprehension Assessment (NCA)

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE DOWNLOADABLE NCA via the Black Sheep Press UK website:

https://www.blacksheeppress.co.uk/product/squirrel-story-narrative-comprehension-assessment-nca/

Dawes, E., Leitao, S. Claessen, M. (2018) Peter and the Cat Narrative Comprehension Assessment (NCA)

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE DOWNLOADABLE NCA via the Black Sheep Press UK website:

https://www.blacksheeppress.co.uk/product/peter-cat-narrative-comprehension-assessment-nca/

Dawes, E., Leitão, S., & Claessen, M. (2015). Oral Inferential Comprehension Intervention.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FREELY ACCESS THE DOWNLOADABLE INTERVENTION PROGRAMME https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sh93neh6ql658xq/AADrIdNSms49Pr9el9D_51eda?dl=0

Laura Glisson (2017) A study to measure the efficacy of a manualised oral narrative intervention programme for school-age children with narrative delay

https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/59145

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FREELY ACCESS THE DOWNLOADABLE INTERVENTION PROGRAMME

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i92n4ffbzmp02tu/AAA6LDyWmh9jQDuZJRjqoQ2Ya?dl=0

 

and you can read more about it from here:

Glisson, L., Leitão, S., & Claessen, M. (2019). Evaluating the efficacy of a small-group oral narrative intervention programme for pre-primary children with narrative difficulties in a mainstream school setting. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 1-20.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19404158.2019.1596138

 

Ongoing HDR projects include:

 

Samuel Calder (2017-) Evaluating the efficacy of a theoretically motivated intervention approach to improve expressive and receptive grammar functioning in early school-aged children with developmental language disorder

 A pilot paper on this work is available at

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0265659017735392

 

Emily Jackson (2017-) Word learning in children with developmental language disorder

A previous paper on this programme of research is available at

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1460-6984.12185/full

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