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Specific language impairment (SLI) is diagnosed when a child’s language does not develop normally and the difficulties cannot be accounted for by generally slow development, physical abnormality of the speech apparatus, autism spectrum disorder, acquired brain damage or hearing loss.

Gapbridge Private School aspires to support children and young people with language disorders to achieve their educational and personal potential. We do this by providing comprehensive, intensive multi-disciplinary programs through a combination of teaching and therapy for students with special needs whose primary disorder is language.

When communication is impaired, the SLI Program believes that all students have the right to receive appropriate interventions and/or services for the identification, diagnosis, and/or treatment of problems in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, and/or voice to assist the student in reaching his/her full academic potential.