This event welcomes local educational professionals, including primary and secondary school teachers, nursery workers, and other educational professionals (e.g. specialist teaching assistants) for a workshop about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), with a focus on children’s wellbeing. It will bring together practitioners and academics to explore topics including camouflaging; accessing mental health support; sleep; social skills; and the genetics of DLD.
What is Developmental Language Disorder? How does this remarkably common neurodevelopmental condition affect not only children's language skills but also their broader wellbeing, ranging from their literacy skills, their sleep, their mental health and emotional abilities? This event will share research with local professionals, to help raise awareness of DLD and the wider impact it has on children's outcomes. Because DLD can impact a wide range of wellbeing-related issues, we believe it is vital to have good DLD knowledge across disciplines and professionals. We would like to invite professionals from a range of education and health backgrounds to our event. All educational professionals (from classroom teachers, to SENCos to TAs) across early years through to secondary are welcome to attend. We also welcome professionals who work in Healthy Child Services, schools nurses and speech and language therapists.
This event is FREE to attend, and is supported by the ESRC Festival of Social Science. We do however ask you to book in advance. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided. Certificates of attendance will be issued after the event for professional development logs.
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Hannah Hobson (Lecturer in Psychology, University of York)
Education professionals (primary and secondary school teachers, nursery workers, specialist teaching assistants), Health professionals (e.g. health visitors, school nurses, speech and language therapists)