Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), a form of learning difficulty, has received little recognition amongst the public or medical community yet it is extremely common, has a lifelong impact and there are interventions that can help.
In a special issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry new research looks at a number of topics including: the proportion of children in youth offending facilities with DLD; long-term educational impacts of the disorder; an increased vulnerability of sufferers to sexual abuse; trials of interventions.
Prof. Courtenay Norbury, Professor of Developmental Language & Communication Disorders, UCL and Editor of Special Issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Prof. Dorothy Bishop FRS FMedSci, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford
Becky Clark, Head Speech & Language Therapist at ClarkSLT