Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) exists in every language of the world. DLD is not a difficulty with learning the school language as it can only be diagnosed when there is a difficulty in all languages spoken.
In school it is easy to think that students who speak another language at home are just a bit slow to pick up the school language. Slowness to pick up the school language may be a sign that the student’s home language is also not developing typically. Talk to parents and ask about the student’s home language in comparison to other children in the family, extended family or friends.
DLD is truly international, so we have fact sheets in 28 languages (from Albanian to Welsh) on our website https://radld.org/about/dld/dld-fact-sheet/
Partners in other countries are also producing resources such as these videos in Cantonese from Hong Kong https://youtu.be/d9boFMaV7R4
Developmental Language Disorder Day, October 15th 2021
Find out more at radld.org