Speech and Language Development Australia (SALDA) is now Language Disorder Australia.

Please note that the current website will remain online until we launch our new website in upcoming weeks.

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Webinar: Building Independence

Students with a Language Disorder are often provided with a high level of support throughout their schooling years. An unintended outcome of this, is that they may develop a dependency on support from others to begin or attempt classroom tasks. Whilst cognition and motivation are widely identified to be key determinants of student engagement and independence within the classroom, it is also recognised that what teachers do and say can have a powerful effect on a student’s intention for learning, subsequent learning behaviours and academic engagement.  

The key learning objectives in this webinar include:

  • Understand how Language Disorder and associated difficulties can impact a student’s independence in the classroom. 
  • Identify the broad range of skills that a student requires to be independent. 
  • Strategies to support student’s independence across the early yearsmiddle and senior school. 
  • Impact of increased independence on student outcomes. 

Presenters: Raelee Randall & Elyce Mitchell


Webinar Documents



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.

Our partners

  • Non Schools Organisation
  • QLD Government
  • Independent Schools QLD
  • Griffith University