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OUR MISSION: To assist children and adults with special needs maximize their potential

through education and therapy provided in an environment nurturing growth and inspiring achievement.

About SLDC

About The School

Founded in 1955, Speech and Language Development Center (SLDC) is a non-profit school and therapy center located in Buena Park and serving Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

More than 220 staff members provide programs and services for 340 students, ages 6 months through 21 years. Most students have multiple handicapping conditions. All programs and services are available on campus.

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Our Services

Speech Language Therapy

Therapists provide assessment and diagnosis, recommend prescriptive goals and provide remediation where needed.

Adapted Physical Education

APE focuses on the development of physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills and patterns, body mechanics, dance and movement education.

Occupational/Physical Therapies

Occupational therapy services are designed to meet the functional needs of the individual student.


The Counseling Department addresses the emotional and social needs of students.

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Your support can make a big difference to our students! There are many ways to help. Speech and Language Development Center, Inc.

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Address: 8699 Holder St. Buena Park, CA 90620

Phone: (714) 821-3620

Fax: (714) 821-5683