We know it’s not always possible to attend a full conference. This is why we’re sharing keynote presentations from the International DLD Research Conference as mini bites to make these amazing presentations more accessible. We hope you enjoy our IDLDRC Keynote Series including this incredible presentation by 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!
About Associate Professor Nat Munro
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.