Language Disorder is a developmental disorder that affects how children think about, understand, and use language. It is the primary impairment that contributes to restrictions in an individual’s participation and well-being in everyday activities. Since 1976, Speech & Language Development Australia (SALDA) have committed to supporting all children and young people to find their voice.

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  • A unique Prep to Year 12 school supporting children and young people with disability for whom language is their primary disorder, encouraging achievement over adversity.

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  • Every child deserves the chance to succeed at school. Getting a good start in school provides the foundation for a child’s learning and development for the rest of their lives.

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  • SALDA are pleased to offer a variety of professional learning opportunities to support children and young people with speech, language and related disorders.

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Research & Advocacy

Developmental Language Disorder affects approximately 1 in 14 children and presents as a lifelong disability of language difficulties persisting after entry to school. As the nation’s peak body supporting and advocating for the needs of young people with speech, language and related disorders, Speech & Language Development Australia (SALDA) is well placed to assist in closing that gap.

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  • Who’s Who in the Therapy Zoo?

    Shaun Ziegenfusz | Manager, Research & Advocacy   Finding out that your child with Developmental Language Disorder (formerly Specific Language Impairment) or other developmental conditions needs specialist health and medical treatment can be a confronting experience for many families. Fortunately, we live in a community that offers excellent medical…

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  • Edison’s story

    Edison is a happy, friendly 13yr old who loves sport. She is an active member of our hockey club and also enjoys rugby league, soccer and cricket. She has a twin brother, Isaac, and the most gorgeous cat, Cherry-Evans. Edison also has a severe Language Disorder. We knew from…

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  • The Glenleighden School Open Day

    • 24 March 2019
      10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Experience Australia’s leading speech and language school at our Open Day on Sunday 24 March! Meet our teachers and therapists to see first hand how we provide a multi-disciplinary educational program that values and celebrates the unique qualities of our incredible students. DOWNLOAD FLYER

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You can help

SALDA is a not for profit organisation with all profits and donations reinvested into expanding and delivering vital services for those with language and related disorders.
You can help by raising awareness, taking part in a fundraising campaign, and donating to help kids find their voice.

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