Category Archive for: ‘Developmental Language Disorder’

Bob Reitemeier

“If you find communication difficult, you find life difficult” – Bob Reitemeier on DLD Awareness Day

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day was on Friday 19th October. In the run-up to this important occasion, we caught up with I CAN CEO Bob Reitemeier. We spoke about the condition, how we generate more awareness and the day itself. What is THE main issue for children living with DLD? A child with DLD will often speak in a …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Joining up the Dots between Mental Health and SLCN

On World Mental Health Day 2018, making sure people understand the link between poor communication and mental health is more important than ever before. Our Head of Evidence Mary Hartshorne explores the issue. Last year, as the government’s plans to transform mental health support for young people were announced, we wrote about the link between mental health difficulties and speech, …

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Meath – A school for language

“But that can’t be mother, mother doesn’t have brown feet!” Said the little goat. A story about four baby goats and a wolf who wants to gobble them up. Don’t let anyone else in. If they don’t have white feet, they can’t be mother. A story to explain how passwords work. This is how my Tuesday at Meath School began; …

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Developmental Language Delay Background And Implications Blog 1

Professor Courtenay Norbury of University College London, shares some background to the new DLD terminology and some implications for planning services

Developmental Language Disorder: background and implications Language is a uniquely human skill that underpins our social interactions, learning, and access to many leisure activities. It is therefore no surprise that talking and listening skills predict children’s school success and social and emotional well-being. Self-talk is also an important tool for being able to control our own behaviour and to regulate …

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Mary Hartshorne, I CAN Head of Evidence, explains how children with Developmental Language Disorder learn differently and hopes that a new term will help raise awareness of this condition

Last month in our I CAN staff meeting, I asked people from across departments to think back to before they joined I CAN. There were people from our fund raising department, the business team, our media and press teams – as well as finance and admin staff. I asked for a show of hands: ‘how many had heard of Autism …

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