Melbourne School Based SLP CoP | Diagnosing DLD with Confidence | Wednesday 17 July 2024

  • Diagnosing DLD with Confidence
     17 July 2024
     9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Participant Registration $264.60 AUD  

  • Wednesday 17 July 2024
  • 9:30am-2:00pm AEST

‘Developmental Language Disorder’ (DLD) is the nationally and internationally accepted term to describe difficulties acquiring language for no known reason.  However, clinicians are reporting a lack of confidence using this new terminology in their day-to-day work. This online workshop has been specifically designed to support clinicians in private practice, education and health with embedding current research into the realities of their clinical practice.

This workshop is a private event for the Melbourne School Based SLP Community of Practice and it will be hosted online using Zoom.  Details will be emailed to participants in the days prior to the workshop.


Following completion of the workshop, clinicians will:

  • Understand the current research regarding diagnosing DLD.
  • Be familiar with diagnosis in pre-school and school-aged children, as well as working with adolescents, multilingual children, and adults.
  • Have exposure to applying the diagnostic process with case studies.


This workshop has been developed for speech pathologists. However, clinical psychologists and speech pathology students may also consider attending. Please email with any questions regarding the registration process.


Shaun Ziegenfusz is a speech pathologist and researcher with more than 10 years’ experience working with people with DLD and their families. He currently works in private practice and collaboratively with schools to provide assessment and intervention pathways. Shaun is also a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidate at Griffith University where he researches the needs and necessary supports for school-aged students with DLD from the perspective of key stakeholders, as well as being a volunteer member of the Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD) International Committee. Shaun is passionate about blending clinical experience and research to support students, families, professionals and schools.

Shaun Ziegenfusz Co-Founder The DLD Project

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