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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Our Services

  • 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.

Latest Projects

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  • Glenleighden joins the ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ Campaign

    TGS students are proud to have raised $712.35 for the “Fiver for a Farmer” campaign. Students and staff dressed as farmers to support those families who are doing it tough at the moment. Well done everyone!

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  • Brendan’s story

    Brendan was born a normal size, but grew very slowly. Despite being slow to crawl and walk, he was happy and healthy so his mother Sarah didn’t worry too much. He has always been the happiest and sweetest little boy you could imagine. Clumsy as a toddler, Brendan was…

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  • Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day

    • 19 October 2018
      12:00 pm - 11:55 pm

    Raising awareness of Developmental Language Disorder! Friday the 19th of October 2018 is Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day. We need your support to raise awareness and funds to support children and young people with this hidden but common disability which affects on average two children in every classroom. Celebrating this…

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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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