From the Principal

Welcome to the North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre (NEMLDC) website. NEMLDC is one of five unique Independent Public Schools providing specialised services to support students across the state with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). 

It is an absolute privilege to be the Principal of such a welcoming and inclusive environment, where students, families and staff feel valued and respected. We are a dynamic and innovative school responsible for providing early intervention for students identified with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) from Kindergarten to Year Two.

The school consists of a multi-disciplinary team. Teachers, Education Assistants, Speech Pathologists, a School Psychologist, and an Occupational Therapist all work collaboratively to develop and deliver the Western Australian Curriculum with an Oral Language focus. The programs are delivered using a Tiers of Intervention model. This enables the individual needs of all students to be addressed.

The Outreach Team includes a Deputy Principal and Speech Pathologists who are employed to support mainstream schools to develop the capacity of their staff in oral language and the foundations of literacy. The team also supports teachers of students transitioning into mainstream from the LDC.  The Outreach Team is committed to develop DoE staff capacity through training Language Leaders in schools.

We believe every child at the NEMLDC has the capacity to fulfil their learning potential. Our staff welcome and include parents as partners in their child’s education. We provide parents with regular communication, and opportunities to participate at school. Parents are also invited to attend workshops, volunteer in classes and join in school events.  

We are committed to our core school values of kindness, respect and doing your best. We strive to support all students at NEMLDC by upholding our motto of ‘

Developing language. Building futures.