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August 2015 


Social Disadvantage and Early Language Delay

Early language delay can have long-term consequences, and is especially prevalent in socially disadvantaged communities. Our new Policy Brief suggests how this problem might be addressed through policy, practice and research.

Policy Brief, No. 1

Social disadvantage and early language delay

Child Language Seminar

The challenge of evidence-based policy and practice: Where to now for early language interventions?
Friday September 18th 2015
Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville

This seminar is presented by the CRE Child Language together with the Centre for Community Child Health. It will bring together key child language experts from Australia and the UK.

Congratulations Sheena Reilly!

Professor Sheena Reilly, lead investigator of the Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language, has taken on a new and exciting role as Director of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University. This significant new institute has a focus on allied health research and aims to deliver outstanding biomedical and social research. Sheena will continue to lead the CRE Child Language.

Round Table on Childhood Language Impairment

There is growing international debate around the terminology and definition of language impairment, in particular the use of the label "specific language impairment".

In Australia, the definition of language impairment differs across the states and territories.

In September, the Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language will host a "round table" to facilitate national discussion about language impairment terminology, diagnosis, and subsequent service allocation. Practice, policy and research experts from around Australia will participate.

Following the round table, the recommendations will be outlined in a discussion paper. Register your interest in this discussion paper below.

About Us

The Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language is a collaboration of child language experts from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Griffith, Newcastle (UK), Deakin and La Trobe Universities. It investigates how language and hearing impact early development; what can go wrong, when and why; and how to assess and intervene effectively to improve children's language.
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