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


Using Effective Communication in the Classroom

Thursday, 20 April at 3:30pm – 5:00pm AEST

Speech Language Pathologists Jessica Casale and Lyndsay Miller will present the webinar Using Effective Communication in the Classroom.

This webinar will be beneficial for educators within both primary and high school settings. Throughout this webinar we will provide strategies to support students with both receptive and expressive language difficulties and discuss how these strategies can be implemented in the classroom to support a students learning.

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Executive Function Skills

Wednesday, 03 May at 3:30pm – 4:30pm AEST

Edwina Crowe (Inclusion-Specialist Educator) and Emma Reid (Occupational Therapist) will present the webinar Executive Function Skills.

Executive function skills are a group of interrelated cognitive skills which are critical for both school and personal success. These skills help us to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, switch between activities, work towards future goals, organise information and regulate our emotions and behaviours. Because humans are born with brains that are not fully developed, children are not born with these skills but they have the potential to develop them. Some students do not develop executive function skills to the same degree as their peers and for those with deficits, additional support in the classroom is necessary to improve their development. In this webinar, attendees can look forward to learning about executive functioning and executive function difficulties, how to identify executive function difficulties in the classroom, adjustments and strategies to support students in developing executive function skills in the classroom and how to apply strategies learned throughout the webinar.

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Past Webinars

Understanding and Supporting Students with Reading Difficulties

Thursday, 23 February at 3:30pm – 4:30pm AEST


Sheri Adams (Specialist Educator) and Athena Panagopoulos (Senior Speech Pathologist) will present the webinar Understanding and Supporting Students with Reading Difficulties. The learning objectives include:

  • Understanding Language Disorder (LD) and the impacts on literacy development
  • The complexities of learning to read
  • The 6 key components of effective, evidence-based reading instruction
  • The presentation of reading difficulties
  • Classroom strategies

Resilience and Task Perseverance

12 October 2022

Provisional Psychologist April Carroll and Occupational Therapist Emma Reid covered the following topics:

  • The importance of resilience and task perseverance for academic success
  • How to identify low resilience and task perseverance in the classroom
  • Further strategies to build emotional regulation skills and risk-taking in the classroom
  • Discussing and unpacking a case study to apply strategies learned throughout webinar

Transitioning to High School

16 August 2022


Inclusion-specialist educator Edwina Crowe and occupational therapist Karen Gibson covered the following topics:

  • What is a transition?
  • What impact does transitioning have on students?
  • What makes a successful transition to high school?
  • Strategies to support a successful transition to high school.

Sentence Structure

3 August 2022


Senior Speech Pathologists Athena Panagapoulos and Elizabeth Lorraway covered the following topics:

  • 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

Supporting EAL/D Students

20 July 2022


Senior Speech Pathologists Athena Panagapoulos and Elizabeth Lorraway covered the following topics:

  • 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

Building Self-Esteem and Confidence

18 May 2022


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 


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 


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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on #DLDday, Friday October 14th, 2022

14 October is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.
The 2022 DLDday theme is Growing with DLD, highlighting that DLD is a lifelong, permanent disability.