Language skills are foundational to enable students to successfully transfer their thoughts and ideas into written form. Writing skills are essential for students to access the curriculum. They are an important form of communication and allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of curriculum topics. This webinar aims to discuss the important link between language and the writing process, and will provide strategies to support students with different aspects of their written production.
The key learning objectives in this webinar include:
- Overview of the components of language
- Understanding DLD
- Impact of language on writing
- Strategies to support the writing process
Presenters: Grace Elliston & Edwina Crowe
Children with Developmental Language Disorder (formerly Specific Language Impairment) are as able and healthy as other children. With one exception, they have great difficulty thinking about, understanding and using language. They are often as intelligent as other children their age, but still have difficulties with language. There may be no outward signs of disability and no obvious physical indicators of a problem. For this reason, Developmental Language Disorder is also known as a ‘hidden disability’ affecting 1 in 14 children.Download (884.06 KB)