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Students with language impairments have difficulty understanding what is being communicated to them or difficulty expressing themselves. These difficulties may be verbal, nonverbal, or written.
Language impairments may be:
Students with language impairments have problems with one or more of the basic components of language required to understand or use spoken or written language.
Students with language impairments may:
Language impairments in kids and teens can range from mild to severe. Students may face social issues in school and at home because of communication problems.
You can help a student with a language impairment by:
Do you know someone who stutters or has another speech disorder? Find out how speech disorders are treated, how you can help a friend or classmate cope, and lots more.
You might visit a speech therapist if you’re having trouble speaking or understanding others. Find out more in this article for kids.
Knowing what’s “normal” and what’s not in speech and language development can help you figure out if you should be concerned or if your child is right on schedule.
Working with a certified speech-language pathologist can help a child with speech or language difficulties.
Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.
If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.
Having a learning disability doesn’t mean you can’t learn. The trick will be figuring out how you learn best.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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