About SALDA

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 children and young people with Language Disorder to 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.

SALDA provides a range of services including The Glenleighden School, School Support Services, Allied Health Assessment and Therapy Services, Professional Learning, and Research and Advocacy.

Our vision is to be the leader in ensuring extraordinary outcomes, beyond what anyone imagined possible, for children and young people with language disorder.

Our mission is to educate, support and advocate for children and young people with Language Disorder, enabling them to find their voice.

SALDA’s values are:

Service
We put the interests of others above our own and actively seek out opportunities to help.

Passion
We love what we do and show this through our enthusiasm, energy and positive mindset.

Excellence
We have high expectations of ourselves and each other, and continually strive to be better tomorrow than we were today.

Accountability
We accept responsibility, do what is expected of us and are answerable to each other.

Kindness
We are friendly, generous and considerate in everything we do.

Empowerment
We deliberately enable others, develop their agency and voice, and are committed to their success.

Respect
We show through our everyday actions that we value others as unique individuals, entitled to our high regard and dignity; honouring their difference and contribution.

SALDA is operated by The Association for Childhood Language and Related Disorders (CHI.L.D. Association).

  • Speech & Language Development Australia (SALDA) is passionate about educating, supporting and advocating for children and young people with speech, language and related disorders, enabling them to find their voice. We are unapologetically ambitious in striving to ensure extraordinary outcomes, beyond what anyone imagined possible, for children and young…

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  • 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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  • Meet each of the Speech & Language Development Australia board members. Mr. Seldon is a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years. His career has seen him work for some of the largest global banks and during that time he has worked in domestic and International equities, derivatives, foreign exchange…

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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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  • 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 children and young people with Language…

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  • SALDA offers a generous salary packaging option for all employees to increase their take home pay by 6-12%. Salary packaging funds can be paid to a debt eg mortgages or rent, car or personal loans, school fees or just about any debt with an electronic payment facility. Visit our…

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Service

We put the interests of others above our own and actively seek out opportunities to help.
P

Passion

We love what we do and show this through our enthusiasm, energy and positive mindset.
E

Excellence

We have high expectations of ourselves and each other, and continually strive to be better tomorrow than we were today.
A

Accountability

We accept responsibility, do what is expected of us and are answerable to each other.
K

Kindness

We are friendly, generous and considerate in everything we do.
E

Empowerment

We deliberately enable others, develop their agency and voice, and are committed to their success.
R

Respect

We show through our everyday actions that we value others as unique individuals, entitled to our high regard and dignity; honouring their difference and contribution.

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  • Griffith University
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