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.

For more information, visit SALDA is now Language Disorder Australia.


Speech & Language Development Australia is funded by the Queensland Department of Education, which enables School Support Services to operate with no cost to visited schools for eligible students.


Eligibility for Referral:


Verified Students
  • Prep to Year 12 Students.
  • Verified students (e.g. SLI, ASD, ID, SED, VI, HI, PI) with language as their  primary area of difficulty.


Non Verified Students
  • Prep to Year 3 Students.
  • Students who are being investigated for Language Disorder.
  • Please note – access to this service will depend on current availability and demand, and must be negotiated with the team.


The best way to make a referral or find out more about School Support Services is to use the below form, or call 1300 881 763 (ext #2). Referral forms can then be completed after speaking with the team. As this is a school based service, referrals will only be accepted directly from schools. Parents are advised to speak with their school about making contact with School Support Services.



  • Speech and Language Development Australia (SALDA) is operated by CHI.L.D. Association. In referring your child to SALDA for services, I/we acknowledge that: I give permission for SALDA to visit my/our child at his/her school for the purpose of an advisory visit. I give permission for the relevant documents and…

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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.

Our partners

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