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).

 

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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

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

Tina Kilpatrick (2020) Mental Health Outcomes for Adolescents with a History of Developmental Language Disorder: An Exploration of Risk Factors

https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/80885

Emily Jackson (2021) Word learning and memory in children with Developmental Language Disorder

https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/83310

Samuel Calder (2021) The Efficacy of a Theoretically Motivated Past Tense Intervention for Early School-Aged Children with Developmental Language Disorder

https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/83445