Conference Programme

NAPLIC Conference 2022: "Developmental Language Disorder (DLD): thinking of the future"

DATE: 21 May 2022

Please note: this programme has not yet been finalised and is subject to change

08.45-09.30Registration/Time to Join Online
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome and introductions
Stephen Parsons, NAPLIC Chair
09.40 – 10.10DLD Together – Empowering parents and creating support networks
Claire Hoyle, Parent of a child with DLD and Parent Engagement Officer, Afasic 
10.10 – 10.50Developmental Language Disorder in young adulthood
Professor Nikki Botting, Professor of Developmental Disorders, School of Health Sciences Division of Language and Communication Science, University of London
10.50 – 11.20  Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Adverts
11.20 – 12.05Social and emotional development in children and adolescents with DLD
Dr Michelle St Clair, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Bath
12.05 – 12.45Inclusive vocabulary teaching to improve language and literacy attainment
Rose Brooks, PhD Student and Educational Consultant
12.45 – 1.45Lunch & Exhibitor Adverts
1.45 – 1.50Welcome back
1.50 – 2.30Inclusive Teamwork: How teachers and therapists can promote collaborative group work to benefit children and young people with SLCN and their peers       
Dr Rosalind Merrick, Independent Practitioner and Researcher
2.30 – 2.55Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Adverts
2.55 – 3.35Collaboration, Creativity and Commissioning: Provision of a whole system approach to supporting DLD
Charlotte Hammant, Resource Base Lead Teacher/ Speech and Language Therapist
Ysanne Yeatman, SLT Locality Lead for CLCH NHS Trust
Carolyn Gelenter, Advisory Teacher for SLCN, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea
3.35 – 4.20Investigating the brain basis of DLD
Dr Saloni Krishnan, Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
4.20  – 4.30Closing Remarks and Thanks
Professor Courtenay Norbury, NAPLIC President
4.30Conference ends


NAPLIC 2022 conference summary

Published 5th June, 2022


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.

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