We’re proud to be releasing this important episode of The Talking DLD Podcast in time for Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day #DLDday 2022. This years theme is ‘Growing with DLD’ and one young woman who truly highlights the potential of people with DLD is our special guest Juliana Hirn, Ed.S., CCC-SLP, a licensed speech-language pathologist and adult with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).
Join Shaun and Juliana as they track Juliana’s journey to become an accomplished Speech Language Pathologist and share insights that only a person with DLD who is also an SLP can observe. There are so many lessons for clinicians, families and educators in this incredible episode.
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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!