Developmental Language Disorder Conference, 26th April 2018 at Bangor University

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Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is the new term to replace specific language impairment (SLI).  Up to two children in every classroom have this condition. Afasic is pleased to be hosting the first DLD conference to be held in Wales.  Key speakers for the day will include Professor Dorothy Bishop, Professor Courtney Norbury, Dr Susan Ebbles,…

Professor Dorothy Bishop talks about DLD (Developmental Language Disorder)

Prof Dorothy Bishop talks about DLD - Afasic

In this recording of the 2016/7 IJLCD Winter lecture, Dorothy Bishop introduces the new term DLD (Developmental Language Disorder) and explains why it should replace SLI (Specific Language Impairment). In her role as Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, Dorothy specialises in the study of language impairments in children and is a…

Survey: Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP)

SCIP survey

Dr Catherine Adams from the University of Manchester is leading a feasibility study of a new evidence-based intervention, the Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP), for children who have Social Communication Disorder (SCD, also known as Pragmatic Language Impairment/PLI). This research is supported by National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit Programme. Findings from…

New Terminology for Language Impairments – SLI to become DLD

New Terminology for Language Impairments – SLI to become DLD

An international group of experts (the CATALISE panel) have recommended using the following terms for children with language difficulties: Language Disorder for language difficulties that significantly affect children’s lives and are unlikely to just go away Developmental Language Disorder for a language disorder that is not associated with conditions such as autism, hearing impairment or…