Developmental Language Disorder is a condition 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 Developmental 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 communication needs 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
Today, Speech & Language Development Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, launched our latest evidence brief, Supporting school aged children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). This new paper reviews current research about evidenced based interventions for children with DLD,…read more
Hi I’m Emily and I’m a physiotherapist for SALDA. I work with students from Prep to Grade 12 at The Glenleighden School to assist students in optimising their movement. The goal of physiotherapy sessions is to improve the students’ health and wellbeing, especially their participation in the playground,…read more
Narrative language is an important aspect of early oral language development. Narrative or story telling allows students to orally discuss their thoughts and experiences while developing an understanding of higher-level language and theory of mind (knowing that others can think and feel differently). The ability to produce spoken narratives…View event
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SALDA is a not for profit organisation with all profits and donations reinvested into expanding and delivering vital services for children with speech, language and communication needs.
You can help by raising awareness, taking part in a fundraising campaign, and donating to help kids find their voice.