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Growing with DLD

Moor House School & College are joining other across the world to raise awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) for international #DLDday on Friday 14 October 2022.

Developmental Language Disorder is a hidden but common disability that affects 1 in 14 people causing difficulties understanding and using language for no known reason.

The theme this year is ‘Growing with DLD’, highlighting that DLD is a lifelong condition but that with support, people with it can thrive.

Moor House, consistently rated Outstanding by OFSTED, is one of very few schools in the country specialising in supporting children with DLD, providing individually tailored education with integrated speech and language therapy. Moor House Research and Training Institute, part of Moor House School and College, is at the forefront of research into therapy interventions for school aged students with severe DLD.

Earlier this week, Moor House lit up its new Therapy and Specialist Teaching Hub purple and yellow to help raise awareness.

Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD), the lead organization who coordinates international DLDday are advocating for increased recognition and support for people with DLD across their lifespan. 

Developmental Language Disorder Day #DLDday, now in its sixth year, is celebrated annually around the world with more than 40 countries involved.