DLD Awareness Awareness day
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is the new term to replace Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Developmental Language Disorder is diagnosed when children fail to acquire their own language for no obvious reason. This results in children who have difficulty understanding what people say to them, and struggle to articulate their ideas and feelings. Recent research has shown that, on average, 2 children in every class of 30 will experience DLD severe enough to hinder academic progress.
On 15th October we encouraged the children to wear purple to school to raise awareness about DLD. It was lovely to see the effort the children had put in.
For more information about DLD please see this website.