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DLD Training

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), a subset of SLCN, is the term used to diagnose children when they fail to acquire their own language for no obvious reason.

The Moor House Research & Training Institute is offering new courses designed to help schools and teachers support pupils with DLD.

Our FREE online introductions to DLD for teachers and  parents are available now. 

If you would like to book a Q&A session for your school with our trainer, Sue Marr, or for any other training enquiries, please get in touch.

2 children in every classroom of 30 will experience DLD severe enough to hinder academic progress

Norbury et al, 2016

DLD - An introduction for Parents (FREE video)

Our introduction to DLD for parents with Sue Marr, Specialist Teacher (SLCN) and Caroline Burke, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

DLD - What every class teacher needs to know! (FREE video)

Our introduction to DLD with Sue Marr, Specialist Teacher (SLCN) and Moor House Research and Training Institute Trainer.


These courses can be tailored to meet the needs of your school or group. Schools can book half or full day courses delivered by a range of professionals including a specialist teacher (SLCN), highly specialist speech and language therapist and/or highly specialist occupational therapist.

For more information and pricing please call 01883 712271 or email us.



DLD - Supporting children and young people in the classroom (self-paced online course)

Following on from our introduction 'DLD - What every class teacher needs to know!' this course introduces classroom practitioners to ten key strategies.

Specific Difficulties (Half day course)

Exploring activities that can be used in class to support pupils who experience difficulties with word-finding, reading comprehension, narrative skills, vocabulary and word knowledge, grammar, phonological awareness and literacy skills.

The Current Evidence base for school-aged children with DLD (live via Zoom)

This course aims to update Speech and Language Therapists (and other interested professionals) on the current evidence base for intervention for school-aged children with DLD.

About the tutor

These courses are run by Sue Marr, a specialist SLCN teacher from Moor House. Sue has extensive knowledge of devising and delivering a mainstream curriculum that has been highly differentiated for the language needs of the pupils in her class. She has worked alongside speech and language therapists for many years, ensuring that speech therapy can be integrated using a range of specialist systems.

Thank you from us for the great training. All the staff were talking about it afterwards and found it really useful looking at the different strategies to use. Staff really enjoyed your personal examples as you made it 'real' and not theoretical. You spoke from the heart and the passion and enthusiasm for DLD is very obvious to hear and see.

Headteacher, Tandridge Infant school, 2020