We know it’s not always possible to attend a full conference. This is why we’re sharing keynote presentations from the International DLD Research Conference (IDLDRC) as mini bites to make these amazing presentations more accessible. We hope you enjoy our IDLDRC Keynote Series including this incredible presentation by Professor Dorothy Bishop.
Although things have improved in the past few years, developmental language disorder (DLD) still has a very low public profile when compared to other neurodevelopmental condition such as autism and dyslexia. I’ll discuss some possible reasons for this. These include the different professional groups involved with different conditions, and different research funding bodies.
In addition, while DLD in preschoolers is generally obvious to others, language problems can go unnoticed in older children and adults. I will discuss how consistent terminology can help with recognition of DLD, while noting that the potential drawbacks of diagnosis need to be balanced against benefits.
About Professor Dorothy Bishop
Dorothy Bishop recently retired as Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, where she headed an ERC-funded programme of research. She is an honorary fellow of St John’s College Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. She has published substantial books and papers on the nature and causes of developmental language disorder, focusing on psycholinguistics, neurobiology and genetics. Beyond psychology, she is active in the field of open science and research reproducibility. She remains active on social media, with a popular blog, Bishopblog, and she tweets as @deevybee.
Pay What You Can
Thanks to Professor Dorothy Bishop we are able to provide FREE access to this module for a limited number of people. If you can afford to pay the $15, please do so to ensure those not in a position to pay can gain access to this fantastic presentation.