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IDLDRC 2022 Day 2 | Tuesday 20 September

Welcome to Day 2 of IDLDRC 2022 – Taking research from evidence to impact!

We’re now onto our second day of expanding our understanding of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).


IDLDRC is a completely virtual event. Conference content for each day has been built as a ‘course’ of presentations (lessons) for delegates to work through daily.

Therefore, each new day of the conference you will need to head back to the conference dashboard and click into the relevant ‘course’ for that date.

Day 2 is packed with more quality DLD research

The Day 2 line-up features Professor Elizabeth Peña’s keynote, a special presentation by Dr Shiratori sharing her journey as a mother to a bilingual DLD child, and a LIVE drop-in session with Engage-DLD.

This is followed by 18 research presentations. See more details for each section below.

Day 2 Themes

  • Multilingualism | 2 pre-recorded presentations (Approx. 30 minutes to complete)
  • Intervention | 8 pre-recorded presentations (Approx. 2 hours to complete)
  • Social Emotional | 4 pre-recorded presentations (Approx. 1 hour to complete)
  • Perspectives | 4 pre-recorded presentations (Approx. 1 hour to complete)

Keynote Details | Professor Elizabeth Peña



Worldwide, a large number of children are bilingual or in the process of being bilingual.. As such, patterns of language acquisition can be highly variable. An educational challenge in this population how to distinguish between typical and atypical performance in L1 and L2 use. Comparison to of bilingual children’s language to monolinguals may contribute to high rates of misidentification of DLD. On the other hand, assumptions of a “normal” bilingual delay may contribute to documented delays in identification and intervention. In this talk I will present data examining 1) whether bilingual children are at elevated risk for developmental language disorder (DLD); 2) how we can combine L1 and L2 performance to increase diagnostic accuracy for determining DLD in bilinguals; and 3) the nature of the “bilingual delay” using a person-based vs. a variable-based approach.


Elizabeth Peña is Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Diversity and Professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Education. She is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and is a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Her research focuses differentiating language impairment from language difference in bilingual children. This work examines children’s lexical-semantic, morphosyntactic, and narrative performance across both their language. She is a co-author on the Bilingual English Spanish Assessment (BESA) designed to identify speech and language impairments in children who have exposure to Spanish and English.

Professor Elizabeth Peña LIVE Q&A

THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED – You can access the recording of this session in the Day 2 Opening Session videos alongside Professor Pena’s Keynote address.

E-DLD Live Drop in Session

THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED – You can access the recording from our LIVE drop-in session with E-DLD in the Day 2 Opening Session videos.

To find out more about Engage with DLD’s outstanding work, please head to the E-DLD website linked HERE.

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Thank you! Have a fantastic Day 2 at IDLDRC growing your knowledge of Developmental Language Disorder.






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