About Developmental Language Disorders (DLD)
Developmental language disorder (DLD) is a condition in which children have difficulty learning language skills. This can include problems with understanding words, speaking, and using gestures or body language.
Students with Developmental Language Disorder may struggle with more abstract concepts and language based tasks within the curriculum, especially in secondary school. Kathryn brings experience across K-12 and is able to tailor strategies and adjustments to maximise student success and help students demonstrate their knowledge. Kathryn is able to work within the curriculum content in order to support student learning and customise supports and strategies to individual student needs.
Our DLD Resources and Strategies
Kathryn has experience working with school age students across K-12 diagnosed with Developmental Language Disorder as both a therapist and classroom teacher. She is able to support students to achieve their potential across all areas of learning and assist them to plan their successful transition into life beyond school.
In addition, Kathryn has a successful track record of supporting Stage 6 students to access appropriate Disability Provisions for their HSC and understands both the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data Model (NCCD) for school based funding supports as well as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Kathryn brings experience in oral language and literacy to support students in the areas of academic learning and essay writing and maximise their success at their final Year 12 Examinations (NSW HSC) and can support their successful transition into life beyond school.