Keep up to date on what’s happening in the DLD space globally by checking in regularly to see our latest VLOG’s.

Increasing Research into DLD with E-DLD

In this VLOG we talk with Michelle St Clair from Engage with Developmental Language Disorder (E-DLD) about their initiative to increase research into DLD and make research findings more accessible to people with DLD and their families.

Find out more about E-DLD here: https://www.engage-dld.com/

Intervention Dosage for Children with DLD | Is MORE Always BETTER?

In this VLOG we speak with Dr. Pauline Frizelle from the University College Cork, Ireland, and Oxford University to discuss her important research into this topic. The findings might surprise you!

You can contact Dr. Pauline Frizelle via email P.Frizelle@ucc.ie

The Challenge of Rich Vocabulary Instruction for Children With DLD

Join The DLD Project as we speak with Dr. Karla McGregor about her research into the challenges of rich vocabulary instruction for children with DLD.

Karla McGregor is the Director of the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language & Learning at Boys Town National Research Hospital and Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa. She conducts research on word learning and use among people with DLD. Karla is also a member of the RADLD international volunteer committee.

Read Dr. McGregor’s research paper ‘The Challenge of Rich Vocabulary Instruction for Children With Developmental Language Disorder’ here: https://pubs.asha.org/doi/10.1044/202…

Dr. Karla McGregor has contributed extensively to DLD research find more of her outstanding work here: https://karlamcgregor.wixsite.com/my-…

She is also one of the Founding Members of DLD&ME.ORG. Check this great website out here: https://dldandme.org/

Thank you Karla for sharing your incredible work with us and for your dedication to supporting people with DLD.

DLD & Social + Emotional Outcomes in Adolescents

Can a DLD diagnosis impact an adolescents social and emotional outcomes?

In this VLOG, we’re talking with Dr Claire Forrest from University College London about her research into investigating the pathways between Developmental Language Disorder and increased mental health difficulties in adolescents.

See more of Dr Forrest’s work here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/…

Word Learning in Children with DLD & Dyslexia

Do children with DLD learn words at the same rate as their peers with Dyslexia? What about children with DLD & co-occurring Dyslexia?

In this brief VLOG with Associate Professor Suzanne Adlof from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, University of South Carolina, we hear the surprising findings of the Spoken Word Learning in Children With Developmental Language Disorder or Dyslexia study.

You can read more about the study here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34185581/

Contributions of early motor deficits in predicting language outcomes among preschoolers with DLD

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Can the language, speech, and fine/gross motor skills assessed in preschoolers with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) predict their language outcome two years later?
In this brief VLOG we’re catching up with Leah Sack, PhD Researcher at the Language in Motion lab, University of Texas.
Conclusion: This small longitudinal study reveals that, among preschoolers with DLD, certain early fine/gross motor deficits predict persistent language impairment.

Delivering a DLD diagnosis using the SPICES Framework

Have you ever wondered if there is an evidence-based way to effectively disclose a diagnosis of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)? Well, there is! Dr Jeanne Tighe and Dr Mahchid Namazi’s SPICES framework provides a fantastic guide featuring six steps on how to disclose a diagnosis of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) to caregivers. According to Dr Tighe “Terms have power. Sharing a clear diagnosis with a family, it is a gift, it is a tool. Parents and Carers want to know a diagnostic term for their child’s difficulties.” In this VLOG, the amazing Dr Jeanne Tighe walks us through the SPICES model.

1. Setup the conversation

2. Address the caregivers’ perceptions

3. Inform

4. Connect the caregivers with the next step

5. Empathise and Extend

6. Strategise and Summarise

Get links to the research paper and resources discussed in this VLOG HERE.