International Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Research Conference | SEP 19-21 2022

IDLDRC is an annual international event held virtually from 19-21 September, 2022 (#IDLDRC), providing a platform to share research about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).  

Did you miss IDLDRC 2022? The LIVE event has now passed, however all sessions were recorded so you can access the latest DLD research online, 24/7 from anywhere in the world! This includes 40+ pre-recorded research presentations!

The conference addresses the roadblocks to sharing the learning and insights that sit in the hands of a few, but could potentially change the lives of people with DLD. Profits from IDLDRC go towards a DLD Research Grant.

Access IDLDRC from Anywhere in the World

IDLDRC presentations are available as recorded presentations hosted on our virtual online learning platform. IDLDRC 2022 will feature three outstanding keynotes and more than 45 research presentations. 

IDLDRC is delivered virtually featuring asynchronous and synchronous events. All presentations are recorded so they can be viewed any time during your access period to IDLDRC. A ticket to IDLDRC is $60 AUD for 1 month access or $90 AUD for 12 months access.

IDLDRC 2022 Day themes



Black Sheep Press

Resources for teachers and speech and language pathologists working with children with Developmental Language Disorder and speech, language & communication needs (SLCN), that’s our business.

Cost-effective, attractive resources, assessments and Apps, which are devised by experts and loved by children. Visit the Black Sheep Press website to learn more.


The Informed SLP

The Informed SLP is a team of clinicians and scientists dedicated to helping you stay up-to-date with our field’s evidence. They read all the newly published research across the SLP scope each month (that’s hundreds of research papers!), then distill the clinically actionable information into their monthly digest of easy-to-understand research reviews. Join the 13,000+ SLPs who rely on The Informed SLP to know what works and grow their expertise at


Banter Speech & Language


Build better speech, oral language, reading, writing, and fluency sessions at warp speed. Take the pain out of planning so you can focus your time and energy on the students in front of you. Find resources by goal, or search in developmental sequence. Collate customised learning materials and home programs. Easy-to-use, practical, and inexpensive digital resources. Written by speech pathologists with a special (and personal) interest in Developmental Language Disorder to help other speech pathologists, teachers and families support students – face-to-face and via distance learning – with their communication adventures.

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Based in Western Australia, Fremantle Speech Pathology Services is a dynamic multidisciplinary clinic with over 30 therapists working across speech, language and literacy areas.

The clinic promotes a strong culture of collaboration and support across the speech pathology community; it provides practical clinical experience for final year speech pathology students, which affords enormous satisfaction for all involved.

Visit the Fremantle Speech Pathology Services website for more information.


The call for abstracts for IDLDRC 2022 is CLOSED.  Abstract acceptance emails were sent on Tuesday 12 July 2022. If you have any questions regarding your submission please email  

IDLDRC Research Grant - Funding Research Into DLD

The best part? Profits from IDLDRC go to funding a DLD RESEARCH GRANT to further research into Developmental Language Disorder! The 2022 research grant was for $15,000 AUD and applications are now CLOSED. The successful grant recipient will be announced shortly in August 2022.


Become a Sponsor of IDLDRC 2022

There are different levels of sponsorship packages for IDLDRC 2022 and recognition will be given to each sponsor at online events, in pre-conference marketing materials, and on This is a great opportunity to highlight your business, program or institution in front of conference participants, researchers, educators, people with DLD and their families.

IDLDRC provides an excellent opportunity for your organisation to:

  • Gain exposure to national, regional and international delegates;
  • Maintain a high profile with your target market;
  • Demonstrate your involvement, commitment and support of people with DLD and those who empower them;
  • Launch new products and services.
If you’d like to discuss sponsorship opportunities for IDLDRC 2022 please view our sponsorship package below and send us an email at

Majority World Countries & Developing Communities Access Grants for IDLDRC 2022

The DLD Project is providing the opportunity for 25 delegates whose work benefits Majority World Countries or Developing Communities to access a fully-funded conference registration. Delegates whose application qualifies can register for the conference allowing access to the IDLDRC materials for up to 12 months.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Alignment

The work of the International Developmental Language Disorder Research Conference supports SDGs 3, 4, 8, 10, 16, 17 (and others). Each presentation will be aligned with relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

International Developmental Language Disorder Research Conference Web UN Goals

Who is Hosting IDLDRC 2022?

The International DLD Research Conference is coordinated by The DLD Project in Australia. We are an impact focussed social enterprise founded to elevate awareness and understanding of DLD. This is an exciting opportunity to present and engage with current research in a virtual space.