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 SchoolSchool 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.

Currently Hiring:

  • The educational and therapeutic services of SALDA include a series of School Support Services that are delivered throughout Queensland, with bases in Brisbane and Townsville. The Occupational Therapist is a professional within the School Support Services (SSS) multidisciplinary team, supporting appropriate educational outcomes for students with Language Disorder. The…

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Our partners

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