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SALDA is an active and energetic group within the community and we’d love you to join us and help make a difference. Here’s the latest:

  • Who’s Who in the Therapy Zoo?

    Shaun Ziegenfusz | Manager, Research & Advocacy   Finding out that your child with Developmental Language Disorder (formerly Specific Language Impairment) or other developmental conditions needs specialist health and medical treatment can be a confronting experience for many families. Fortunately, we live in a community that offers excellent medical…

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  • Edison’s story

    Edison is a happy, friendly 13yr old who loves sport. She is an active member of our hockey club and also enjoys rugby league, soccer and cricket. She has a twin brother, Isaac, and the most gorgeous cat, Cherry-Evans. Edison also has a severe Language Disorder. We knew from…

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  • The Glenleighden School Open Day

    • 24 March 2019
      10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Experience Australia’s leading speech and language school at our Open Day on Sunday 24 March! Meet our teachers and therapists to see first hand how we provide a multi-disciplinary educational program that values and celebrates the unique qualities of our incredible students. DOWNLOAD FLYER

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Raise awareness, take part in a fundraising campaign, and donate to help kids find their voice.

  • Back to School for Students with DLD

    Shaun Ziegenfusz | Manager, Research & Advocacy   As the school holidays come to a close, children and their families are getting ready to start the new school year. However, the thought of a new classroom with different rules, routines and expectations can be a daunting prospect. Especially for…

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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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  • WEBINAR – Using Visual Supports in Schools

    • 25 March 2019
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Visual supports assist students with speech, language and communication needs to understand what they hear and/or help them to think of the words they want to say. These supports could include: pictures, photographs, drawings and written words. Key learning objectives Attendees will expect to investigate: Benefits of visual supports…

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  • Your gift will help many children and young people with speech, language and related disorders to find their voice. Your support will help families access specialist education, therapy and support.

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  • Raising funds for Speech & Language Development Australia is a fun and empowering way for you to get active and make a real difference in the lives of children and young people with speech, language and related disorders.

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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 the 1 in 14 children with…

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  • Speech & Language Development Australia is grateful for the incredible support provided, every year, by Australia’s corporate community. Your support is just as vital as ever to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to find their voice and to live life to the full. A corporate partnership…

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  • At Speech & Language Development Australia we believe 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. By leaving…

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