• 10/18/2021

    The Center Holds a Workshop for Parents of Children Living with the Disorder

    Doha, 18 Oct. 2021: As part of the celebration of World Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day, The Speech Therapy Department at Hamad Medical Corporation's Qatar Rehabilitation Center  has organized a training workshop for parents of children with developmental language disorder (aged 4 years or younger). October 15th each year has been dedicated to celebrating the Day, which will be held this year under the theme #Think about language # Think about developmental language disorder.

    Ms. Iman Al Mulla, Head of Speech Therapy Department at Hamad Medical Corporation's Qatar Rehabilitation Center stated that the workshop aims at extending support to parents of children living with the disorder and train them on how to reconcile with the reality of their children’s disorder and how to best deal with these children and help develop their language skills. The workshop also aims at raising public awareness of this order and highlighting the quality healthcare services provided by HMC to children with the disorder.

    The workshop, which was attended by 25 mothers of children living with the developmental language disorder, familiarized the audience with the nature of this disorder, its causes, risk factors associated with it and how to deal with children at home. At the conclusion the workshop various inquiries from the attendees were answered, and commemorative gift items, attendance certificates, and educational leaflets have been distributed to the attendees.

    “Children living with the developmental language disorder usually have difficulty developing expressive and receptive language skills, as the disorder takes the form of a significant delay in the proper use of language at different levels including vocal, grammatical, and semantic, and connotative levels. In the absence of therapeutic intervention, such delay is likely to continue until adulthood “, Ms. Iman Al Mulla added.

    It is worth mentioning that Developmental Language Disorder can be determined if the deficiency in language performance is not associated with low mental capacity, hearing impairment, or any other medical conditions. It is important to know that the incidence of developmental language disorder is relatively high and often affects self-confidence, academic performance, the professional future of the individual, and the quality of life in general.

    There are therapeutic intervention options which may improve language skills in children and adolescents with Developmental Language Disorder. These interventions, which can be age oriented or custom-designed for individual needs, focus on stimulating general or specific language skills, including vocabulary and sentence structuring.