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This page contains a curated collection of DLD related articles. The aim is to give a flavour, but inclusion of an article is not an endorsement.

The page will be updated regularly, but please contact us if links no longer work. Also let us know of items you think we should list. All items must be open access and from reputable sources. Contact details: naplic.chair@gmail.com

For articles that reflect wider speech, language and communication needs visit the SLCN resources

DLDFamiliesGeneral information

10 strategies to support children with DLD

Parent friendly blog post providing simple strategies for supporting children with Developmental Language Disorder.

DLDGeneral informationRaising awareness

DLD – a deeper understanding with Dorothy Bishop

Blog post by Professor Dorothy Bishop outlining the origins of the Raising Awareness of DLD (RADLD) campaign.

Communication environmentDLDInterventionResearch

Evidence based pathways to intervention for children with language disorders

Susan Ebbels and colleagues outline the evidence base for each of the various ‘waves.’ Open access article.

DLDInterventionPrimaryResearch

Improving language comprehension in preschool children with language difficulties: a cluster randomized trial

From Norway, a randomised control trial investigating teacher implemented intervention to develop understanding in children with DLD in mainstream schools.

DLDInterventionPrimaryResearch

JCPP Special Issue 2017

Professor Courtenay Norbury summarising the content of the special Developmental Language Disorder issue of the Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry.

Assess / diagnosisDLDPrimaryResearch

Language growth in children with heterogeneous language disorders: a population study

Professor Courtenay Norbury and colleagues look at the trajectory of language development using a large scale population study.

DLDResearch

Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology

Professor Dorothy Bishop and colleagues outline the international process that was conducted to agree upon the term Developmental Language Disorder.

DLDGeneral information

TES article: Suffering in silence

TES article providing an overview of developmental language disorder: ‘the most common special educational need you have never heard of.’ Explains DLD clearly and simply.

DLDGeneral information

The IJLCD Winter Lecture with Dorothy Bishop

Video of lecture by Professor Dorothy Bishop outlining the change in terminology to Developmental Language Disorder, the rationale and the process.

News

NAPLIC Conference 2018

Published 30th April, 2018

Bercow 10 years on report

Published 26th April, 2018

Newsletter Spring 2018

Published 25th April, 2018

Conferences

NAPLIC CONFERENCE & AGM: “Developmental Language Disorder: Making change happen”

The conference started Jean Gross summarising the findings of the Bercow 10 year review which included startling findings about the discrepancies between professionals and parents about how well families are listened to.

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