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  • Edison’s story

    Edison is a happy, friendly 13yr old who loves sport. She is an active member of our hockey club and also enjoys rugby league, soccer and cricket. She has a twin brother, Isaac, and the most gorgeous cat, Cherry-Evans. Edison also has a severe Language Disorder. We knew from…

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  • Glenleighden joins the ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ Campaign

    TGS students are proud to have raised $712.35 for the “Fiver for a Farmer” campaign. Students and staff dressed as farmers to support those families who are doing it tough at the moment. Well done everyone!

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  • Measuring Language Progress in Students with Developmental Language Disorder while attending The Glenleighden School

    Recently, the demographic and multidisciplinary assessment data of 245 students who attended The Glenleighden School from 2005- 2015 was extracted. The research team (SALDA & Griffith University) investigated whether students with Developmental Language Disorder demonstrate improvement in receptive and/ or expressive language skills on the Clinical Evaluation of Language…

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  • Book Week 2018

    Check out these fantastic photos of our students embracing Book Week 2018. Well done to our families who put the extra effort into costumes this year. You’ve outdone yourselves! It’s always great to see TGS staff and students creating magic memories together.

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  • Understanding the economic impacts of Developmental Language Disorder

    Language development is an important milestone in every child’s life and challenges in this area have significant implications for academic and employment outcomes. Despite children with Developmental Language Disorder representing 7% of the population, little is known about the healthcare costs and impact to the economy associated with these…

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  • LANGUAGE DISORDER OR DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER

    Inconsistent criteria and terminology for children who present with persistent difficulties learning language has significantly impeded access to services, research and advocacy globally. The CATALISE consortium was formed in 2015, led by Professor Dorothy Bishop and included 57 international experts in the field. Two research articles were published by…

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  • For a change, WIKIPEDIA gets it right when it comes to Developmental Language Disorder

    A good overview of Developmental Language Disorder originally written by professionals who know what they are talking about. Developmental language disorder (DLD) is identified when a child has problems with language development that continue into school age and beyond. The language problems have a significant impact on everyday social interactions…

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  • Brendan’s story

    Brendan was born a normal size, but grew very slowly. Despite being slow to crawl and walk, he was happy and healthy so his mother Sarah didn’t worry too much. He has always been the happiest and sweetest little boy you could imagine. Clumsy as a toddler, Brendan was…

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