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

Transitioning to High School

Tuesday 16/08/2022 3:30-4:30 pm (UTC+10:00) Brisbane

Presented by Edwina Crowe and Karen Gibson

In this webinar, inclusion-specialist educator Edwina Crowe and occupational therapist Karen Gibson will be discussing transitioning to high school.

A transition can be as simple as moving from home to school or from work to shopping. A transition can also be a time where we make a significant move from one stage of our life to another and deal with the resulting changes. As adults we have many experiences to draw upon that enable us to quickly adapt and cope with the changes that come with the transition. Students do not necessarily have the ability to adapt and cope with the changes that transitioning to high school brings therefore in this webinar we will look at:

  • 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.

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Past Webinars

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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