Technology & Health

More support needed for two children in every class with hidden language disorder

Technology and Health

More support needed for two children in every class with hidden language disorder

Children with a common but regularly undiagnosed disorder affecting their language and communication are likely to be finding the transition back to school post-lockdown harder than most, according to a team of psychologists. Two in every class of 30 are estimated to have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) (around 8%), yet public awareness, diagnosis and referral to speech and language therapists all remain low in the UK.

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