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: email@example.com
For articles that reflect wider speech, language and communication needs visit the SLCN resources
The DLD Friendly audit has been developed by NAPLIC to support Speech and Language Therapy and specialist teacher services to adapt their policies and processes in respect to Developmental Language Disorder. It is free to all, and if you wish NAPLIC members can send in their documentation and receive an accreditation. Take a look, as it might be easier than you imagine.
This study used data from the Millennium Cohort Study to investigate the relationship between language and emotional well being. Although those with DLD are at risk one finding is more hopeful and suggests ‘better relationships with peers may offer some protection against poor mental health outcomes in adolescents at risk of developmental language disorder.’
A thorough overview of the changes to Developmental Language Disorder terminology and criteria. Includes links to a range of open access articles.
A short summary by Susan Ebbels of the change in terminology. Includes a useful graphic to explain DLD.
The original article by Professor Dorothy Bishop and colleagues explaining the consensus process that agreed upon the term ‘Developmental Language Disorder’.
Longitudinal study investigating hyperactivity and conduct issues in young people with DLD.
Study investigating anxiety and depression in young people and adults with Developmental Language Disorder. One of the very few studies investigating adults with this condition.
A slideshow prepared by Professor Dorothy Bishop discussing the connections between DLD and APD.
In this TES podcast Professor Courtenay Norbury from UCL (and NAPLIC Chair) discusses Developmental Language Disorder and its link to behaviour and learning
RCSLT have produced fact sheets, briefing papers, videos and infographics. Highly recommended for those who are new to DLD or who want concise information.
Professor Courtenay Norbury debunks the myths that surround Developmental Language Disorder.
The CATALISE process agreed the new term ‘Developmental Language Disorder’ and associated criteria (Bishop et al 2017)
To support Speech and Language Therapy and specialist education services implement the recommendations NAPLIC has developed the ‘DLD friendly!’ scheme.
This is a simple self audit which outlines the general areas of service change. Once submitted and approved the ‘DLD friendly’ logo can then be added to letterheads, email signatures etc. The aim of the scheme is to support service development and share good practice.
Susan Ebbels and colleagues outline the evidence base for each of the various ‘waves’ of intervention for DLD. Followed by discussion from academic and clinical perspectives.
Developmental Language Disorder is a lifelong condition that impacts on many aspects of people’s lives, and yet we know relatively little about those impacts, especially on adults. This study investigates the impact of DLD on young adults ability to manage their finances.
Mainstream press coverage of Developmental Language Disorder. Free to access, but readers need to register.
From Norway, a randomised control trial investigating teacher implemented intervention to develop understanding in children with DLD in mainstream schools.
Professor Courtenay Norbury and colleagues look at the trajectory of language development using a large scale population study.
A video featuring students from Moor House School in Surrey talk openly about how DLD impacts on them.
This paper outlines the theoretical underpinnings of this promising series of studies from Finland that will follow Finnish children with DLD and their typically developing peers over a number of years in an effort to better understand DLD and its causes. Definitely one to watch.
Open access article investigating the likelihood of offending among young people with Developmental Language Disorder
Professor Dorothy Bishop and colleagues outline the international process that was conducted to agree upon the term Developmental Language Disorder.
Professor Courtenay Norbury used data from her large scale population study to generate incidence figures for Developmental Language Disorder and show that non verbal IQ does not impact on prognosis.
University of Oxford have produced this brief video explaining Developmental Language Disorder in simple terms.
Driver Youth Trust has written bullet points for teachers about identification and support of students with Developmental Language Disorder
Suzanne Adlof and Tiffany Hogan analyse how dyslexia and DLD are connected.
Speech and Language Therapist, Bryony Rust has made a succinct video explaining DLD. Suitable as an introduction. With bonus seaside scenery!
Professor Dorothy Bishop explaining the changes in terminology and clinical implications.
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