Developmental Language Disorder (DLD): A free guide for families (2021) – revised and updated

Developmental Language Disorder (‘DLD’) is common. But it is not well understood.

It’s hard to find evidence-based information that is easy to read. We’ve written a lot about DLD and we wanted to organise our articles, in a logical order. 


Developmental Language Disorder: Free Guide for Families 2021

We put together this guide for children, adolescents, adults and families affected by DLD. Simply look for a topic that is interesting to you, and click on it to get to the article. 

Since the first edition, we’ve updated this guide with some of the latest research, including a 2021 systematic study on intervention for DLD. We’ve also expanded it to be more focused on functional goals and outcomes.

If you’d like a free PDF copy of the complete guide, sign up below.

We hope this is helpful!

Cheers David and the Banter Speech & Language team



Part 2.1: How to help at different ages

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Preschooler tips

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Preschooler tips

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School students

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School students

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School students

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At High School

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Late talker tips

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Late talker tips

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Preschooler tips

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Preschooler tips

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School students

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School students

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At High School

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Late talker tips

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Late talker tips

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Preschooler tips

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Preschooler tips

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School students

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School students

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At High School

Part 2.2: How to help with different needs

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Syntax and Grammar

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Pragmatic language difficulties

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Pragmatic language difficulties

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Language comprehension

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Higher level language

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Syntax and Grammar

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Pragmatic language difficulties

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Pragmatic language difficulties

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Language comprehension

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Higher level language

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Higher level language

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Pragmatic language difficulties

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Language comprehension

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Language comprehension

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Higher level language

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Higher level language

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Higher level language

Part 3: DLD with other developmental disorders and challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

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DLD + other disorders & challenges

Part 4: Beyond ‘Fixing’: Functional Goals, Participation and Outcomes


Not about fixing: using the f-work framework to support children with communication disorders and their families

Thank you!

  1. If you found this guide useful, please feel free to share it.
  2. For more free information and resources, check out the rest of this website.
  3. Remember that people are not their disorder! Together, we can all help to support children and adults with DLD.

David

Hi there, I’m David Kinnane.

Principal Speech Pathologist, Banter Speech & Language

Our talented team of certified practising speech pathologists provide unhurried, personalised and evidence-based speech pathology care to children and adults in the Inner West of Sydney and beyond, both in our clinic and via telehealth.