Developmental Language Disorder

Tomorrow, Friday 14th October 2022, is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.

DLD occurs when a child has a persistent difficulty with understanding and/or using language for no obvious reason. Did you know that 1 in 14 people experience DLD? That’s 2 children in every class of 30 who experience DLD severe enough to hinder academic progress.

Mrs Sinead Marlow and the Western Trust are trying to raise as much awareness of DLD as possible, so people know what it stands for, and the impact it can have on children.  Teachers have been given further information on Developmental Language Disorder.

Please click HERE to download the Western Trust’ Information sheet on DLD.