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Editorial Perspective: Speaking up for developmental language disorder - the top 10 priorities for research

Kulkarni, A. A., Chadd, K. E., Lambert, S. B. , Earl, G., Longhurst, L. M., McKean, C., Hulme, C., McGregor, K. K., Cunniff, A., Pagnamenta, E., Joffe, V. ORCID: 0000-0001-9132-2889, Ebbels, S. E., Bangera, S., Wallinger, J. & Norbury, C. F. (2022). Editorial Perspective: Speaking up for developmental language disorder - the top 10 priorities for research. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13592


Developmental language disorder (DLD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions, yet is chronically underserved, with far fewer children receiving clinical services than expected from prevalence estimates, and very little research attention relative to other neurodevelopmental conditions of similar prevalence and severity. This editorial describes a research priority-setting exercise undertaken by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, which aims to redress this imbalance. From consultations with researchers, practitioners and individuals with lived experience, 10 research priorities emerge. Our goal is to share these priorities with the wider research community, to raise awareness and encourage research collaboration to improve outcomes for young people with DLD.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences
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