Speech and Language Disorders: Health Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th September 2021.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to mark Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day on 15 October 2021.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day on 15 October 2021 is an important opportunity to raise awareness of DLD. It is key that schools are aware of how to best support pupils diagnosed with DLD.

The department will be highlighting Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day to schools through its communication routes and encouraging settings to draw on best practice to support pupils with DLD.

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