Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a prevalent condition, but many people outside of the profession misunderstand its nature and manifestation. This course describes DLD as a neurodevelopmental disability and discusses implications for SLPs related to diagnosis, communication with families, and advocacy efforts. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
Course created on March 16, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to define DLD as a neurodevelopmental disability construct.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three implications of the neurodevelopmental disability construct for diagnosis of DLD.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain why advocacy efforts for people with DLD and their families are critical.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction: Traditional views of DLD and the need for new perspectives|
|10-30 Minutes||What is a neurodevelopmental disability (NDD)?|
|30-50 Minutes||Defining DLD as a NDD|
|50-65 Minutes||Implications for diagnosis and communication with families|
|65-80 Minutes||Implications for advocacy|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Karla K. McGregor
Karla McGregor, PhD, CCC-SLP, completed her graduate work at Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor at Northwestern University and is professor emerita at the University of Iowa. She currently directs the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language & Learning at Boys Town National Research Hospital where she also serves as a senior scientist conducting research on Developmental Language Disorder in children and adults. Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Trisha Self is an Associate Professor and the Paul M. Cassat Distinguished Chair in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. She teaches courses, supervises, and conducts research in ASD. She is a Board Certified Child Language Specialist with over 30 years of experience working with children demonstrating complex communication needs, including ASD. She is the coordinator of the Autism Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Team Lab at WSU.
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