Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Webinar chair Amit Kulkarni, RCSLT Research Manager and presenters discussed the changes to terminology and diagnostic criteria, and how those changes will impact on your service delivery:

  • Professor Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neurophysiology, University of Oxford
  • Amanda Finer, Highly Specialist SLT, Children’s Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service for Hackney and the City
  • Lauren Longhurst, Research and Development Officer, RCSLT

Learning objectives

This webinar aimed for delegates to:

  • Be aware of the changes to terminology and diagnostic criteria for developmental language disorders.
  • Understand how the changes to terminology and diagnostic criteria impact on service-delivery.
  • Have heard a case study example of a service that has successfully implemented these changes.
  • Have heard about steps required to operationalise changes and the impact of changes on service-delivery.
  • Know where to find resources to support changes to terminology and diagnostic criteria and support service delivery.

Read information on changes to diagnostic criteria and terminology

Participants had the opportunity to submit questions on this topic to our speakers before and during the webinar.

Please refer to the RCSLT’s webinar guide for delegates for more information on participating in a webinar, and technical requirements.