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NAPLIC 2022 conference summary

In a first for NAPLIC we held our very first hybrid conference, streaming live from the imposing Sheffield City Hall to delegates across the globe.

The speakers were a mixture of parents, professionals and academics, all reflecting on Developmental Language Disorder from their perspective.

Opening the day we had parent, Claire Hoyle reflecting on her daughter’s journey with DLD. From an academic angle, Saloni Krishnan presented ground-breaking work on DLD and the brain, Michelle St Clair spoke of social and emotional mental health and Nikki Botting about long term outcomes.

From a practitioner perspective Carolyn Gelenter, Ysanne Yeatman and Charlotte Hammant described their joint working and Rosalind Merrick about developing teamwork. With a foot in each camp (research and practitioner), long time NAPLIC member Rose Brooks summarised her PhD on teaching vocabulary. It was a stimulating day that went by so quickly.

Luckily for delegates the recordings will be available on the website soon.

Thank you to Charlotte Forwood for her incredible visual summaries. This one is of Rose Brooks’
vocabulary teaching presentation.



The 2023 NAPLIC conference took place on Saturday 22nd April. The theme was ‘Developmental Language Disorder from every angle’ and included topics related to DLD in relation to mental health, genetics, working memory and classroom support.

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