Webinars

Here you will find a list of our upcoming and past webinars.

Professional development is a key activity at Language Disorder Australia. It’s part of our commitment to improving awareness of Language Disorder and developing skills that will encourage children’s engagement and participation in the classroom environment.

After watching a webinar you can receive a certificate of attendance by completing the respective survey.

Upcoming webinars

We have three fantastic webinars coming soon. Registrations will be available from 21 June on this page.

1) Supporting EALD students in the classroom

Wednesday 20/07/2022 3:30-4:30 pm AEST (Brisbane)

Presented by Athena Panagapoulos and Elizabeth Lorraway

Across the world, there are 6909 languages spoken, each with their own individual characteristics. But what does that mean for our English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) learners, especially those with Language Disorder, and how do we support them in the classroom context for optimal learning?

This webinar will include:

  • Who are our EALD students?
  • What are some considerations around EALD communication?
  • Strategies to support EALD students including those with Language Disorder in the classroom

 

2) Transitioning to High School

Wednesday 27/07/2022 3:30-4:30 pm AEST (Brisbane)

Presented by Edwina Crowe and Karen Gibson

More information to come soon

 

3) Sentence Structure

Wednesday 03/08/2022 3:30-4:30 pm AEST (Brisbane)

Presented by Elizabeth Lorraway and Athena Panagopoulos

In this webinar, two of our speech pathologists will be discussing the importance of sentence structure. Sentence structure is also commonly referred to as ‘syntax’ which refers to the rules that govern word order in a sentence. Students with Language Disorder or associated difficulties may present with difficulties using complete or correct sentences. In this webinar we will look at the following:

  • What is sentence structure?
  • The importance of verbal sentence structure as a precursor to written sentence structure
  • Strategies to increase sentence length, complexity and the variety of word classes used

Past Webinars

Building Self-Esteem and Confidence

18 May 2022

 

Presenters
Psychologist April Quezada and Speech Pathologist Elizabeth Lorraway covered the following topics:

  • How self-esteem and confidence impact engagement in the curriculum.
  • The relationship between Language Disorder and reduced confidence/self-esteem.
  • How to identify low self-esteem and confidence in students.
  • Strategies for supporting students’ confidence and self-esteem in the classroom.

Multi-Modal Communication

11 May 2022 

 

Presenters
Speech Pathologists Jessica Casale and Lyndsay Miller covered the following topics:

  • Develop an understanding of multi-modal communication
  • Highlight the benefits and common misconceptions of using multi-modal communication.
  • Discuss a range of multi-modal communication approaches.
  • Provide practical strategies for integrating and supporting multi-modal communication in the classroom.

Fine Motor Skill Development

4 May 2022 

 

Presenters
Senior Physiotherapist Megan Simmonds and Senior Occupational Therapist Elyce Mitchell covered the following topics:

  • The importance of fine motor skills in the classroom
  • The link between fine motor skills and learning
  • How to identify difficulties
  • Fun and effective fine motor strategies for the classroom

 

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