Community Seminar – Understanding Developmental Language Disorder

This presentation has been developed for families of children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) or Language Disorder associated with a condition (e.g. Autism) who attend The Glenleighden School.  We welcome families from other schools and settings to participate in this seminar, as the Glenleighden community extends far and beyond our leafy school in Fig Tree Pocket to everyone looking for information and support.

Children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) are as able and healthy as their peers.  With one primary exception, they have difficulties thinking about, understanding and using language.  A child with DLD will not develop language skills in the typical way and there is no obvious reason for this difficulty.  There may be no outward signs of disability and no obvious physical indication of a problem. For this reason, DLD is also known as a ‘hidden but common disability’ affecting 1 in 14 children.

Key learning objectives

Attendees will expect to investigate:

  • Key components of language
  • Terminology and criteria for Developmental Language Disorder
  • Implications of DLD on learning

The session will be recorded. Once you register for this webinar you will receive a link to view the webinar at the designated time.  The webinar will be recorded and the link will be emailed to all registered participants.

About the presenter

Shaun Ziegenfusz is a certified practising speech pathologist. He holds a Master of Special Education and has extensive clinical experience working with children and their families.  Shaun is currently researching the educational needs of students with Language Disorder from the perspective of key stakeholders as a Master of Philosophy candidate at Griffith University.

For more details, phone 1300 881 763 or email



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