School children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) require family engagement, and close co-professional working between schools and speech and language therapists/pathologists to provide effective support. In Scotland, one of four UK nations, most SLTs work in a Health Board, part of the National Health Service (NHS). Most children attend non-selective local schools, run by a Local Authority (LA). So large, separate, health and education organisations must work together so that children with DLD receive high-quality teaching and learning appropriate for all; and school-based language learning programmes; and individualised interventions, planned by an SLT and delivered directly by an SLT or indirectly by others, including teachers or school-based assistants.
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McCartney, E. & Forbes, J. 2021, 'Social capital in professionals' connections around digital support for children with DLD: beyond the Covid-19 crisis', 1st International Developmental Language Disorder Research Conference (IDLDRC2021), Online, 20.09.2021-22.09.2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1893/33326