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Speech, language and communication needs

SLCN Resources

Curated collection of articles related to SLCN

Listed below is a curated collection of articles related to SLCN. It is includes Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) items, although the DLD page has more specific information about that condition.

The articles listed here will give you 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

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10 strategies to support children with DLD

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

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

A short summary by Susan Ebbels of the change in terminology. Includes a useful graphic to explain DLD.

CATALISE: A Multinational and Multidisciplinary Delphi Consensus Study. Identifying Language Impairments in Children

The original article by Professor Dorothy Bishop and colleagues exlianing the consensus process that agreed upon Developmental Language Disorder.

Conduct problems co-occur with hyperactivity in children with language impairment: A longitudinal study from childhood to adolescence

Longitudinal study investigating hyperactivity and conduct issues in young people with DLD.

Depression and Anxiety Change from Adolescence to Adulthood in Individuals with and without Language Impairment

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.

Developmental language disorder

A good overview of Developmental Language Disorder originally written by professionals who know what they are talking about.

Developmental Language Disorder: The most common childhood condition you’ve never heard of

Professor Courtenay Norbury debunks the myths that surround Developmental Language Disorder.

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DLD – a deeper understanding with Dorothy Bishop

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

DLD 1-2-3

A brief video showing adults and children talking about Developmental Language Disorder. Part of the 2017 DLD123 camplaign, but useful to show to anyone who has never heard of this condition.

DLD: The Consensus Explained

In this brief video Professor Dorothy Bishop explains how consensus was achieved and the term ‘Developmental Language Disorder’ agreed upon.

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.

Hidden disorder hinders speech of 860,000 children

Mainstream press coverage of Developmental Language Disorder. Free toaccess, but readers need to register.

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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.

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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.

My Language Disorder

A young person with Developmental Language Disorder talks about her condition. She uses a different term, but from her description it is the same as DLD.

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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.

RALLI Campaign

The Raising Awareness of DLD Youtube channel. Accessible, engaging videos about DLD

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SLP-educator classroom collaboration: A review to inform reason-based practice

In this open access article Lisa Archibald explores teacher and Speech and Language Therapist/Pathologist colaboration

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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.

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The Communication Trust – What Works

A database of evidence for interventions for children and young people with speech, langage and communication needs. Users are required to register, but it is free to use. A reliable source of information.

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.

The impact of nonverbal ability on prevalence and clinical presentation of language disorder: evidence from a population study

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.

The Language Problem: Building consensus on Developmental Language Disorder

University of Oxford have produced this brief video explaining Developmental Language Disorder in simple terms.

The Speech, Language and Communication Framework (SLCF)

From the Communication Trust a free tool for schools to use to map what how they support their students’ language development and guidance for developing an action plan.

WHAT IS DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER (DLD)?

Parent friendly information about Developmental Language Disorder and links for support.

Why is it so hard to reach agreement on terminology? The case of developmental language disorder (DLD)

Professor Dorothy Bishop explaining the changes in terminology and clinical implications.

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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