Developmental Language Disorder
Developmental language disorder (DLD) is a condition where children have persistent difficulties understanding and/or using spoken language.
Speech Therapist, Wendy Lee explores in more detail what we mean by DLD, what the signs and symptoms are, as well as the impact of these difficulties.
This session provides a range of practical strategies for supporting children with DLD and what the children tell us are the important factors for support.
This session was originally presented under our previous brand Training for Education
Your £10 purchase gives unlimited access to Wendy’s training session for your whole school
– Understand DLD: what it is and how to identify children with DLD –
– Understand how DLD can impact on learning and on social, emotional and mental health –
– Understand how to support children with DLD –
– Explore, from the children’s perspective, what works for them –
Who is the session aimed at?
This training session will help you to identify needs and improve support for pupils with Developmental Language Disorder in your school. It’s particularly aimed at SENCOs, Class Teachers and Support Staff.
Wendy had great feedback from SENCOs and others who watched her LIVE broadcast on
the importance of assessing speech and language
“Lots of great ideas, many thanks. The link to really useful resources was so helpful. Finding resources to identify speech, language and communication needs and ways to help and support children move forward was really useful.”
Ginny Bootman, SENCO – Evolve Church of England Academy Trust
“WOW! Wendy is so knowledgeable. What a fantastic session. So informative and thought provoking. So inspiring – so many ideas to take into practice in assessing S&L issues and proving support. The Q&A was so thoughtful and well facilitated as well! Thank you.“
Diane Fox, Neurodevelopmental Practitioner – Telehealth Autism/ADHD and Mental Health Diagnostics
Wendy is a highly experienced speech and language therapist who makes a real difference for children with SLCN. Here’s some great feedback from schools she has worked with.
“I spoke to [child’s name] yesterday and she is so much clearer than before. I can understand what she is saying now. She still has a long way to go, but you can see the progress and it’s even impacting on her phonics – she’s moved up to a higher group.”
Kate Turner, Key Stage 1 Lead Teacher
“We are starting to see improvement in the children already. The children in the language group are making brilliant progress. As a result, we also have a much better idea of who needs what and what we can do about it.”
Claire Chambers, Reception Class Teacher
“The children love coming to the sessions, even those boys who we thought really wouldn’t engage with it are so engaged in each session and actually working together. We can see changes in their language as the weeks go on and the boys themselves are commenting on the progress they are making.”
Secondary School HLTA
“I am again so excited about the work that is planned and the potential impact it may have for our young people. Thanks for your enthusiasm Wendy, I am excited about the opportunities it will open to our students and the impact it will have in the journey of improvement for all at our school.”
Saira Luffman, Secondary Head Teacher
About the Creator
Wendy Lee / Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, LINGO
Wendy Lee is the Director of LINGO, providing consultancy, professional development and resources to help improve children’s speech and language skills. LINGO also has a growing team of speech and language therapists, providing direct support to schools and families of children with SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs). Wendy believes strongly in evidence-based practice. She is part of the Oracy Cambridge management group and sits on a number of research advisory groups, as well as being involved in a current research project. Wendy works with academy trusts, schools and settings and in partnership with local and national organisations supporting speech, language and communication.
Wendy has been a speech and language therapist for over 30 years, working in clinical practice, higher education and the third sector. She was Professional Director at The Communication Trust until 2015, where she authored Trust resources and led on strategic projects, as well as inputting on national policy and research. Find out more about Wendy Lee.
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