Did You Know #4

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:

  1.  A child has language difficulties that create barriers to communication or learning in everyday life
  2.  A child's language difficulties are unlikely to resolve by five years of age 3.
  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

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