Have you ever wondered why children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) struggle to read? Children with DLD are at a higher risk of finding learning to read and spell more challenging than their peers who don’t have DLD. This is because reading comprehension relies on listening comprehension, which is essentially understanding spoken language, an area we know people with DLD need support.
In this episode we’re joined by Alison Perry, Founder of Soundality Pty Ltd and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP, Speech Pathology Australia). Together, we explore strategies to support people with DLD to learn to read using evidence-based approaches.
About Alison Perry
Alison Perry is the founder of Soundality Pty Ltd and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP, Speech Pathology Australia) with over 10 years of experience working with preschool and school-aged children with communication, literacy and learning difficulties. She is also a licenced (and passionate!) trainer in the Sounds-Write program and has trained thousands of teachers, allied health professionals, tutors and parents across Australia and overseas to better understand how to teach reading and spelling.