Children can present with both receptive (understanding) and expressive (using) language impairments. Children with considerable language difficulties may be diagnosed with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). A child with DLD will have ongoing difficulties with understanding, talking, and using spoken language. DLD affects about two children in every classroom of 30.
- Understanding, following directions/conversations and remembering what was said.
- Difficulties using words and/or sentences to express thoughts, news, feelings, opinions, and ideas (IASLT, 2019).
Lisa Collins Speech Therapy carries out extensive standardized language assessments, to evaluate your child’s language difficulties. Children can present with borderline, moderate, or severe receptive and expressive language impairments.
Following the results of the language assessments, an individual specific language programme will be drawn up, to be implemented at home/school, with regular consultation with the SLT.