Have you heard of Developmental Language Disorder?

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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Q&A with Nicki Greenberg

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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Background Knowledge – The Glue That Makes Learning Stick

This blog follows on from our previous one on The Simple View of Reading. Everything will make more sense if you read that one first!

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So, if we know that Language Comprehension is essential for reading, we need to understand what it is. This is where we can refer back to the Reading Rope (Scarborough, 2001).

Let’s break down the first strand of language comprehension and talk about how you can support these in your everyday interactions with your child.

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