Do you know someone who struggles to communicate?

Perhaps you’ve wondered whether a child, child in your care or even an adult friend or colleague has a condition that disrupts their social communication and learning? It may be developmental language disorder (DLD).

While few of us may have heard of it, the complex and lifelong condition of DLD is estimated to be 5 times more common than autism spectrum disorder! Which is why yesterday’s DLD Awareness Day deserves a shout out.

The heartening side of the coin is that speech pathologists can effectively work with people of all ages with DLD to help them to overcome or minimise communication challenges and realise their potential.

If you suspect that your child or a student or child in your care may have developmental language disorder and would like advice or insights, our speech pathologists would love to help! Just ask us your question in comments.

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Shauna's training and experience includes an impressive array of therapeutic methodologies and spans young adults with learning disabilities, adults with acquired communication and swallowing problems, clients with acquired brain injury and degenerative insatiable curiosity and passion for learning new ways to improve the lives of clients and their families have also resulted in a special interest in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

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