Language Disorder Australia provides high-quality education, support and advocacy for children and young people with Language Disorder.

By working together and pooling our expertise, we make extraordinary outcomes happen and open up new pathways for children and young people to achieve beyond what anyone imagined possible, because we believe every child and young person deserves to belong.

What is Language Disorder?

Children with Language Disorder have challenges using and understanding oral language. This may result in children having difficulty understanding what people say to them or struggling to find the words they require or to articulate their sentences to share ideas or express their emotions.

A Language Disorder may occur as part of another condition, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Hearing Impairment and Acquired Brain Injury, or in isolation, as a Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

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We are committed to providing evidence based information for educators, therapists, parents, carers and the broader community that is beneficial and engaging.

We are proud of the work we do, supporting children and young people, their families, schools and communities.

Our Support Networks

Therapy support for children and young people with Language Disorder and other developmental and learning needs.

A full educational experience for children and young people with Language Disorder – from Prep to Year 12.

Enhancing outcomes for students with Language Disorder through consultation, capacity building through intensive support and professional learning for school staff.

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Support Developmental Language Disorder Day

on #DLDday, Friday October 14th, 2022

14 October is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.
The 2022 DLDday theme is Growing with DLD, highlighting that DLD is a lifelong, permanent disability.