• Development Language Disorder (DLD) – I’ll Help You Understand It.

    Development Language Disorder (DLD) – I’ll Help You Understand It.

    Development Language Disorder (DLD) – I’ll Help You Understand It.

    5 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.

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    A book for parents and pracitioners, exploring aspects of communication which are challenging for children with DLD.

    By Amanda Hampshire & Susan Stewart

    Illustrated by Debbie Mason

    The book is for parents and practitioners. Each chapter explores a different aspect of communication which is challenging for children with DLD. Follow the journeys of Joseph, Annoop, Connor, Lakshmi and others to gain an insight into the daily challenges faced by children and young people with DLD and strategies to help them.

    Each chapter concentrates on a specific topic and is explored in clear sections: 'Our Experiences', 'Information', 'Put yourself in their shoes' and 'Strategies'.

    The topics covered are:

    • Understanding Language
    • Talking
    • Word learning
    • Social Skills
    • Sensory Issues
    • Memory
    • School and College
    • Explain to your child about DLD
    • Life Implications
    • People and organisations who can help.

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    Reviewed by Alison Buckley, Independent Speech & Language Therapist on 27-Apr-2020

    This is a really useful book aimed at parents of children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). It explains why the new term has come into use and explains the different areas of communication that can be difficult for children and young people with DLD such as understanding what has been said, talking, word learning and social skills. There are a number of practical exercises you can do to help ‘put yourself in your child’s shoes’ and understand the communication difficulties. It also has useful chapters on sensory issues, memory, how to explain DLD to your child and implications for school and adulthood.

    There are lots of resources and You-Tube video links to help you explore different communication issues in more detail and strategies to help the young person with DLD. The book does what it sets out to do but would also be a good reference for teaching staff and other professionals to find out more about DLD.

    Reviewed by Shaun Ziegenfusz, Speech Language Pathologist, Griffiths University, Brisbane, Australia on 11-Nov-2019
    Definitely a must read for parents!
    Reviewed by Heather Price on 06-Nov-2019
    This is a really easy read for parents of children with DLD (and practitioners too). Each chapter follows the same format with the focus being on the child’s perspective, the difficulties they might be experiencing and some simple strategies to help. A great resource for the price.
    Reviewed by Jean Collinson, retired Language Resource Base Teacher on 04-Nov-2019
    This book is really good. It's well written, very informative and easy to understand. It gives real insight into the difficulties children with DLD face every day. Essential for professionals and helpful for parents of children with DLD. A definite for the shelf in every school staff room. I recommend reading it.
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