Did you know that approximately 1 in 14 children have a hidden condition known as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)? DLD occurs when a person has difficulties understanding and/or using spoken language for no known reason. It often presents in early childhood as difficulties learning new words, finding it hard to put words together or telling a story. Children with DLD often go on to have challenges with school and learning to read.
Signs of DLD
Children with DLD are as intelligent as their peers, but may experience difficulties with:
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Miss Kraken, The Fabulous Crab, Worm, Cats Do Not Like Birthdays. These are just some of the great books from Melbourne-based author and illustrator, Nicki Greenberg.
In October, we are featuring Nicki’s book, “Bitsy” in our 6 month membership and we were lucky enough to interview Nicki to hear the origins and behind-the-scenes story of the process of this book. So let’s get in to it…
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“Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth” is a stunningly beautiful book with detailed illustrations and facts that will increase your appreciation of the world we live in and our part in maintaining and plant and animal diversity of this planet. We were lucky to sit down with Nicola Davies, the author of this beautiful book to understand a little more about how this book originated, the process behind creating this book and what we can expect next from Nicola.
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