Developmental Language Disorder
Developmental Language Disorder Pathway
Developmental Language Disorder is a type of speech, language and communication need (SLCN) which is characterised by difficulties with understanding and/or using spoken language, with no other known diagnosed conditions (eg. ASC).
Without the correct support, a person with DLD will face various challenges across their lives, including accessing the curriculum, employment, mental health and relationships.
During this course, a speech and language therapist will work with the young person and will target their specific language needs. The therapist will develop language skills and introduce strategies which will help the young person to communicate effectively whilst increasing their ability to access educational and social activities.
Length of treatment
10 sessions delivered weekly
Difficulty in comprehension and/or production of language
Impairment in the use of language (spoken or signed)
What we will work on
Building vocabulary learning strategies to retrieve words
Understanding and using more complex sentence structures
What we want to accomplish
Understanding longer sentences
Increasing receptive and expressive vocabulary
Better conversation with peers
Reducing the student's frustration