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Did you know that Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) can also co-occur with other disorders? Studies of children with DLD suggest some disorders co-occur more often. These include emotional problems, dyslexia and ADHD. “Comorbidity” refers to the presence of two or more disorders in the same person. These disorders can occur individually or link together. It takes a team of specialists to figure out if a person has DLD by itself or has additional disorders. In this episode of The Talking DLD Podcast we’re talking with Professor Sean M. Redmond about DLD & ADHD.

About Professor Sean Redmond

Professor Sean M. Redmond is a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and Board-Certified Specialist in Child Language. Dr. Redmond received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1998 and joined the faculty at the University of Utah shortly thereafter. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications as well as book chapters on the topics of pediatric language disorders, socioemotional behavioral disorders, and differential diagnosis. His scholarship has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr Redmond has served as Editor in Chief for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research and is a founding member of the website

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DLD & ADHD Training

Join Natalie Manley, Speech Pathologist, registered Psychologist and Director of Capable Kids on June 7 for our new short course. The course will be available on demand after that date.

Following completion of the workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand the current evidence regarding the intersection of DLD and ADHD.
  2. Develop processes to view the impact of DLD and ADHD on different tasks across the lifespan.
  3. Be familiar with range of best practice strategies to support individuals with DLD and ADHD.

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