Developmental Language Disorder Awareness

Welcome to RADLD.ORG, created to Raise Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder or ‘DLD’. (Previously RALLI campaign). Here you will find resources that explain what DLD is, the impact it can have, how to get help and how to raise awareness. Have a look, tell us what you think and send us your ideas. Please share our website with family, friends and professionals and feel free to send in links to your own materials.

Our vision . . . A world where people with DLD are supported to pursue their goals and aspirations.

Our mission . . . We partner with the community to foster a substantial increase in international awareness of DLD.

Our goals:

  • To increase international awareness of DLD.
  • To disseminate evidence based information and signpost to further reliable resources.
  • To develop a global network or people advocating in their local context.

For further information, please visit RADLD | Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder https://radld.org/

Click below to watch a video about DLD

DLD - the disability you've never heard of

My name is Ellen

I was happy when I was told I had DLD as it gave me a name for my struggles. When I went online and watched videos of other people with DLD I cried happy tears as I realised that I wasn't alone anymore. I knew then that I was OK and I am not that different. It helped me find my voice and gave me courage to speak up for myself.

I have DLD for life so to help me get on with my life I need others to know about it so they are tolerant and accepting and

I am given a fair chance.

The research says there are 2 students with DLD in every classroom of 30. That is a lot of people. No one that we told, either at home or in school, knew what DLD was.

What is the point of giving me a label if no one knows what to do with it?

Please visit Ellen's DLD website https://sites.google.com/view/thisisdld/home

 

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