DLD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that often co-occurs with dyslexia. On average, it affects two children in each classroom. Students with DLD experience challenges with all aspects of oral and written language – speaking, listening, reading, and writing – that can make it difficult for them to access curriculum and express their knowledge and learning. The purpose of this presentation is to define and describe DLD through a research-to-practice framework that will help educators plan and provide appropriate instruction for these students. Specific reference will be made to the recently updated Ontario Language curriculum.