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Growing with DLD

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a young adult growing with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)? In this episode of The Talking DLD Podcast we’re joined by Shelbi Annison, author, social media content creator and a passionate advocate who has DLD.

Shelbi, recently authored her first book, ‘DLD Why Can’t You See Me’ for children. Tune into this months episode on your favourite podcast platform or via podbean.

"I would love for other people to have my brain for the day. You can see what it's like cause it's very difficult putting it into words to other people. The supports not there. We'll never grow out of it, there isn't a cure. Some days I might be like I wish there was or I wish I could grow out of it but I'm happy with it as well. It is okay to be different. Be YOU!

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You can purchase a copy of DLD Why Can You See Me on AMAZON – CLICK HERE.

You can also follow Shelbi on FacebookInstagram and TikTok.


You’ve probably heard about autism and dyslexia but how about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)? With 1 in 14 people having DLD, it is time we talk more about this hidden but common lifelong condition.

DLD causes difficulties with speaking and understanding for no known reason. There are serious and long-term impacts, as it puts children at greater risk of failing at school and struggling with mental health and future employment.  The biggest challenge with DLD is you can’t tell by looking at a person that they have DLD and therefore, DLD individuals often get overlooked for support. 

People with Developmental Language Disorder can be as different as you and I. However, it is important to know that with the right supports, DLD individuals can thrive!

Find out more about DLD HERE.

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