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  • Highlights and reflections from the Australia & New Zealand Speech Pathology Conference

    Shaun Ziegenfusz | Manager, Research & Advocacy   Each year, speech pathologists from all over Australia converge on a major city for the national speech pathology conference. It is an opportunity to update our knowledge, hear about cutting edge research and connect with old and new colleagues to build…

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  • A day in the life of a . . . physiotherapist

      Hi I’m Emily and I’m a physiotherapist for SALDA. I work with students from Prep to Grade 12 at The Glenleighden School to assist students in optimising their movement. The goal of physiotherapy sessions is to improve the students’ health and wellbeing, especially their participation in the playground,…

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  • A day in the life of a . . . speech pathologist

      Hi, I’m Tom. I’m a speech language pathologist with SALDA at The Glenleighden School. I started at Glenleighden in January 2019, working in Senior School. I work with students from Grades 7 – 12, who all have difficulties using and understanding language. My role is to support their…

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  • A day in the life of an . . . occupational therapist

      Hi I’m Bec and I’m an occupational therapist with School Support Services.  I joined SALDA in 2017 to work on the development of our handouts and Online Learning Modules. I get to do something different each and every day, as well as meet educators and students with Language…

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  • A day in the life of a . . . teacher

      Hi I’m Emma and I’m a teacher at The Glenleighden School with the Early Childhood team.  I started at Speech & Language Development Australia in 2011 and have worked primarily in the early years.  I love being part of a close knit team with small class sizes so…

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  • Who’s Who in the Therapy Zoo?

    Shaun Ziegenfusz | Manager, Research & Advocacy   Finding out that your child with Developmental Language Disorder (formerly Specific Language Impairment) or other developmental conditions needs specialist health and medical treatment can be a confronting experience for many families. Fortunately, we live in a community that offers excellent medical…

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  • Back to School for Students with DLD

    Shaun Ziegenfusz | Manager, Research & Advocacy   As the school holidays come to a close, children and their families are getting ready to start the new school year. However, the thought of a new classroom with different rules, routines and expectations can be a daunting prospect. Especially for…

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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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