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Confusion over terminology for language difficulties has run for almost 200 years and this has hindered awareness and communication.

Professor Dorothy Bishop and Professor Maggie Snowling led a consensus process to decide on better ways of diagnosing and referring to children with language disorders. In this RADLD film Dorothy Bishop explains the consensus process, how they came to agree on the term Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and explains the criteria that they recommend for identifying DLD.