Did You Know #4
SLCN is a broad category that covers the wide range of conditions affecting speech, language and communication.
Language Disorder and its types (Developmental Language Disorder and Language Disorder associated with a differentiating condition) are all Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
The term Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is used for children where:
- A child has language difficulties that create barriers to communication or learning in everyday life
- A child's language difficulties are unlikely to resolve by five years of age 3.
- The language difficulties are not associated with a known biomedical condition such as brain injury, neurodegenerative conditions, genetic conditions or chromosome disorders such as Down Syndrome, sensorineural hearing loss, or Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability