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.Learn more about SALDA
We understand Speech & Language
With 1 in every 14 children affected in every classroom across Australia, we understand Language Disorder, and there is a solution.Learn How
We will help you find your voice.
The Glenleighden School
Australia's leading speech and language school supporting children and young people to find their voice.Learn More
School Support Service
Two children in every classroom across Australia are affected by Language Disorder. School Support Services visit schools across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Queensland.Learn more
Help children find their voice
As the only organisation in Australia solely advocating for children and young people with speech, language and related disorders we need your support more than ever.Donate
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.Latest Projects
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…read more
Hi I’m Bec and I’m an occupational therapist with School Support Services. I joined SALDA in 2017 to work on the development of our handouts and Online Learning Modules. I get to do something different each and every day, as well as meet educators and students with Language…read more
Language can be used to achieve a range of social purposes, including writing a story, recounting weekend activities or persuading an audience of a particular point of view. Students with speech, language and communication needs often require explicit teaching opportunities to compose text and benefit from a range of…read more
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.