In Conversation… Developmental Language Disorder

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Professor Courtenay Norbury defines Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), expands on its impact and discusses how and when to identify it. Together with Jo Carlowe, psychology journalist, she explores the critical nature of effective interventions and what current thinking says about the causes. The next steps for raising awareness are identified along with ways to improve outcomes for DLD.

You can listen to this podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes and you can find out more in Professor Norbury’s topic guide on Developmental Language Disorder.



A great overview of where we are at with DLD. Thank you Courtney !


Thank you for this overview. I am a Canadian elementary teacher and I am currently taking my Special Education Additional Qualifications. I am focused on speech and language impairment because my class in the fall have at least 10/20 students with language delay in different iterations. I found this conversation comprehensive and I can now understand why I am having difficulty finding information on DLD. I will become an advocate now knowing the prevalence! Thanks for posting this conversation.

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