What is Developmental Language Disorder? (Episode 6)

In episode, Dana Lawlor and Cynthia Miller-Lautman talk about how language develops in young children.  They share some signs that could let you know when a child might need extra help in learning language.   As well, they talk about developmental language disorder – or DLD for short.  You’ll learn some signs of struggle to look out for as your child begins their language journey.    Please do not use the information in this podcast to replace professional services from a speech-language pathologist. 

Don’t forget to listen to part 2, where Dana and Cynthia talk about simple ideas that can be used to help children learn language.


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Montreal Children’s Hospital. (n.d.). Bilingualism/Multilingualism. Retrieved January 28, 2021, from https://www.thechildren.com/health-info/conditions-and-illnesses/bilingualismmultilingualism

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. (n.d.). Children. Retrieved January 28, 2021, fromhttps://www.sac-oac.ca/public/children