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  • Back to School for Students with DLD

    Shaun Ziegenfusz | Manager, Research & Advocacy   As the school holidays come to a close, children and their families are getting ready to start the new school year. However, the thought of a new classroom with different rules, routines and expectations can be a daunting prospect. Especially for…

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  • Measuring Language Progress in Students with Developmental Language Disorder while attending The Glenleighden School

    Recently, the demographic and multidisciplinary assessment data of 245 students who attended The Glenleighden School from 2005- 2015 was extracted. The research team (SALDA & Griffith University) investigated whether students with Developmental Language Disorder demonstrate improvement in receptive and/ or expressive language skills on the Clinical Evaluation of Language…

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  • Understanding the economic impacts of Developmental Language Disorder

    Language development is an important milestone in every child’s life and challenges in this area have significant implications for academic and employment outcomes. Despite children with Developmental Language Disorder representing 7% of the population, little is known about the healthcare costs and impact to the economy associated with these…

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  • LANGUAGE DISORDER OR DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER

    Inconsistent criteria and terminology for children who present with persistent difficulties learning language has significantly impeded access to services, research and advocacy globally. The CATALISE consortium was formed in 2015, led by Professor Dorothy Bishop and included 57 international experts in the field. Two research articles were published by…

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  • For a change, WIKIPEDIA gets it right when it comes to Developmental Language Disorder

    A good overview of Developmental Language Disorder originally written by professionals who know what they are talking about. Developmental language disorder (DLD) is identified when a child has problems with language development that continue into school age and beyond. The language problems have a significant impact on everyday social interactions…

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