Developmental Language Disorder

DLD Summary: International consensus on diagnosis for children with problems with language development

Susan Ebbels has released an informative summary on Development Language Disorder (DLD), the new name for Specific Language Impairment.

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Specific Language Impairment has a new name!

Specific Language Impairment's new name is Development Language Disorder or DLD.

 Dorothy Bishop has announced the new name as the outcome of the consultation exercise 'CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development. Phase 2. Terminology'

Report background:

"Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children’s language difficulties affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues. In the first phase, we focused on criteria for language disorder. Here we consider terminology."

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