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
Let's Talk Language
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with workshop by Australian expert Dr Julia Starling
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 As the school holidays come to a close, children and their families are getting ready to start the new school year. However, the thought of a new classroom with different rules, routines and expectations can be a daunting prospect. Especially for…read more
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…read more
Children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) are as able and healthy as their peers. With one primary exception, they have difficulties thinking about, understanding and using language. A child with DLD will not develop language skills in the typical way and there is no obvious reason for this difficulty. …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.