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IDLDRC 2022 Day 3 | Wednesday 21 September

Welcome to the final day of IDLDRC 2022!

Wow! Already, we find ourselves attending the FINAL day of this important global event for the DLD community. Thank you for your efforts to progress to this point in the program. Your commitment to growing your knowledge and understanding of Developmental Language Disorder is commended. Thank you!

Going out on a high!

Day 3 is all about learning and growing with DLD! First up, we have our LIVE Q&A with Professor Elizabeth Peña at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

This is followed by our opening session featuring Shelbi Annison, a DLD individual who recently authored her first book, ‘DLD Why Can’t You See Me’ for children.

Next up, head over to Associate Professor Nat Munro’s Keynote titled ‘Direct interventions for under-fives: 10 reasons why they help families and our profession’. Then you are free to explore 15 research presentations from across the globe.

We will close out IDLDRC 2022 with a special closing session and LIVE Q&A with Associate Professor Nat Munro from 7pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Day 3 Themes

  • Early Childhood | 3 pre-recorded presentations (Approx. 45 minutes to complete)
  • Education | 9 pre-recorded presentations (Approx. 2 hours + 15 mins to complete)
  • Adolescents & Adults | 3 pre-recorded presentations (Approx. 45 minutes to complete)

Keynote Details | Associate Professor Nat Munro



This TED-Style talk will open Day 3 of the International Developmental Language Disorder Research Conference with a reflective commentary about the direction of intervention for children under 5.

Children under 5 with speech, language and communication needs can be tricky to diagnose and their growth trajectories are not set in stone. In this keynote, Dr Nat Munro will offer 10 reasons why direct interventions help families and the SLP profession. Drawing on the research she has conducted with her PhD students and collaborators, the keynote will have a particular focus on late talkers, family engagement research and future directions for paediatric SLP research and practice. The talk aims to inspire and promote an active Q&A session!


Dr Munro is a certified practising speech pathologist and Associate Professor in child language development and disorders. Nat works at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Nat has a passion for intervention and improving communication outcomes for children and young people who are at-risk or diagnosed with neurodevelopmental conditions such as Developmental Language Disorder, Autism, and ADHD. She has led and conducted universal and targeted intervention research, national survey research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses as well as empirical investigations relating to children’s early vocabulary and pragmatic language skills. Nat is the current co-editor of the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. She has three children that span Gen Z and Gen Alpha, a Cavoodle called Evie and a budgerigar called Benji.

Associate Professor Nat Munro LIVE Q&A

THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED – You can watch the recording of this session in the Day 3 Closing Session Folder.

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.

Join us in Gather.Town


CLOSED – Our Virtual Village in Gather.Town has now closed for 2022. We hope you enjoyed mingling with other IDLDRC delegates in this virtual space.

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Thank you! Have a fantastic final day of learning at IDLDRC 2022!






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