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Understanding Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder (PD102363)

Presenter(s): Suzanne M. Adlof, PhD
Course Description

Dyslexia and developmental language disorders (DLD) – relatively common, language-based disorders that affect children’s reading and academic achievement as well as social and life outcomes – frequently co-occur in the same child. This session examines the differences between the two disorders, how to identify children at risk for either or both, and how to provide treatment and accommodations to promote positive outcomes. The speaker discusses evidence-based practices for assessing and treating reading difficulties.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021/2022 online conference “Reading, Writing, and the SLP: Preschool to High School.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of dyslexia and developmental language disorder (DLD)
  • List the literacy-related language skills that should be assessed and supported across different school grades/ages to promote proficient reading skills
  • List educational accommodations that may be useful to support children with dyslexia and/or DLD

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102363
Available Through: October 13, 2026