Speech & Language Development Australia (SALDA) is the nation’s peak body supporting and advocating for the needs of children and young people with speech, language and related disorders.

For over 40 years our not-for-profit organisation has developed a unique, multidisciplinary approach to helping the 1 in 14 children with Language Disorder find their voice.

When people have a voice their thoughts, feelings and aspirations are recognised by others. They possess the capacity to make an impact, both on their own personal situation as well as the broader community, through their actions and words.

Our vision is to be the leader in enabling better outcomes for children and young people with disability for whom language is their primary disorder.

SALDA is operated by The Association for Childhood Language and Related Disorders (CHI.L.D. Association) and provides holistic, innovative and effective therapy, education and support services. These services include The Glenleighden School, our School Support Service, Professional Learning Portfolio and Research & Advocacy initiatives.

  • We are child focussed, providing a safe and supportive environment
  • We are a compassionate, accountable, respectful and resilient team
  • We pursue excellence and act with integrity

We are committed to supporting all children and young people to find their voice.

  • Formed in 1976, Speech & Language Development Australia (formerly CHI.L.D Association) is an incorporated voluntary organisation and registered charity whose constitutional charter is to serve the interests of children and young people with language and related disorders through the promotion and provision of essential services. The organisation started with…

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  • At Speech & Language Development Australia (trading name for the CHI.L.D. Association) we value transparency and are committed to sharing information to enable the community to confidently partner with our organisation. You can read and download our Annual Reports below, or contact us if you us to send you…

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Our partners

  • Non Schools Organisation
  • QLD Government
  • Independent Schools QLD
  • Griffith University
  • Cathy Lammie Property