SLCN Resources: Raising awareness

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Behaviour as a form of communication

In this accessible blog post Professor Pamela Snow outlines the links between Developmental Language Disorder and behaviour

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Developmental language disorder

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

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Developmental Language Disorder and Behaviour podcast

In this TES podcast Professor Courtenay Norbury from UCL (and NAPLIC Chair) discusses Developmental Language Disorder and its link to behaviour and learning

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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.

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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.

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DLD: The Consensus Explained

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

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Examples of good practice from across the UK

The 2018 Shine a Light Award winners provide inspiration for how schools and individuals are supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

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Free online training for all staff who work in the youth justice sector

Provide free by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, this online learning tool is for all in the youth justice sector.

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Hidden disorder hinders speech of 860,000 children

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

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Kent and Medway approach to DLD

A video explaining all about Developmental Language Disorder, including simple strategies for support. Some of it relates to Kent specifically, but most content is applicable more widely

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Living with Developmental Language Disorder as a Teenager

A video featuring students from Moor House School in Surrey talk openly about how DLD impacts on them.

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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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RADLD Campaign

The Raising Awareness of DLD Youtube channel. Accessible, engaging videos about DLD. It was originally called RALLI, and uses the term ‘SLI’ in the older videos, but is now about Developmental Language Disorder.

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Speech Language and Communication Needs briefing paper from UK parliament

In July 2018 the UK Parliament held a Westminster Hall debate about the provision for children and young people with SLCN. In preparation for this a briefing paper was written. Very useful if you wish to know about the UK context.

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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 Language Problem: Building consensus on Developmental Language Disorder

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

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Top tips for identifying and supporting DLD in the classroom

Driver Youth Trust has written bullet points for teachers about identification and support of students with Developmental Language Disorder

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Video explaining ‘What is Developmental Language Disorder?’

Speech and Language Therapist, Bryony Rust has made a succinct video explaining DLD. Suitable as an introduction. With bonus seaside scenery!

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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.

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