Accommodating language disorders classroom
Communication disorders that adversely affect a child’s education performance are described as speech or language impairments (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], 2007).The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (2013) identified three types of speech impairments as well as five types of language impairments.
It may or may not be a direct result of something neurological, physical or psychological in nature.Language disorders may persist across the lifespan, and symptoms may change over time.When SLD is a primary disability—not accompanied by an intellectual disability, global developmental delay, hearing or other sensory impairment, motor dysfunction, or other mental disorder or medical condition—it is considered a specific language impairment (SLI).This was not the only disruption with Albert that semester.Many times I inwardly groaned in frustration at Alberts apparently irrelevant questions, late assignments, and misunderstanding of papers/activities.Both disorders can have significan impact on the child's ability to learn.
Typically in most jurisdictions, speech/language pathologists will do an assessment which helps to determine the extent of the disorder.
A student that exhibits articulation difficulties and or impairments that can be a direct result of neurological, physical or psychological factors may have a speech disorder. Sometimes a child will have both language and speech delays.
Note: language delays include lack of understanding, comprehension and the ability to relay thoughts.
See the Spoken Language Disorders Evidence Map for summaries of the available research on this topic.
The scope of this Practice Portal page is limited to spoken language disorders (listening and speaking) in preschool and school-age children (3–21 years old) who use verbal modes of communication.
Voice disorders include abnormal production of vocal sounds (loudness, pitch, duration) or vocal quality.