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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 introduction to DLD training is now available FREE online 

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

We offer the following courses:

DLD - An introduction for parents - FREE ONLINE
  • Our introduction to DLD for parents with Sue Marr, Specialist Teacher (SLCN) and Caroline Burke, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at the Moor House Research and Training Institute.

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DLD - What every class teacher needs to know! - FREE ONLINE
  • Our introduction to DLD with Sue Marr, Specialist Teacher (SLCN) and Moor House Research and Training Institute Trainer.

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DLD - Supporting children and young people in the classroom - Online Training Course
  • Following on from our introduction 'DLD - What every class teacher needs to know!' this online training introduces classroom practitioners to ten key strategies that can be used to support pupils with Developmental Language Disorder. The course takes approximately 1.5-2 hours, depending on whether you choose to complete the assignments and tasks, which will take longer. You can complete the course in one session or over several days. Access to the course will normally last for 4 weeks.

This course is available continuously and you can take it at any time. Pricing - £20 per person or we can provide access for 15 people for an offer price of £200, please email finance@moorhouseschool.co.uk, for group bookings. 

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This course can also be booked as a live face to face (if local) or via Zoom with trainer Sue Marr for INSET or CPD training. For more information and pricing please call 01883 712271 or email us.


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

Half day course: Specific Difficulties
  • Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) - What every class teacher needs to know!
  • How to support pupils with DLD in the classroom - identifying strategies and resources that can be used by teachers and teaching assistants.
  • 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.
Tutor: Sue Marr, Specialist Teacher (SLCN) & MHRTI Trainer

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.

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.