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                                 Language Based Learning Disabilities

                                                           By Jim Forgan, Ph.D., Licensed School Psychologist

        Your child’s smart but has unexpected struggles. Perhaps   and written language. A language-based learning disability   slow choppy reading, poor
      it worries you so much that you awake during the night   is often the root cause of a child’s academic struggles   reading comprehension,
      thinking about your child’s difficulties. There is a subset   since weak language skills impede comprehension, oral   difficulty following multi-
      of children who have language-based learning disabilities   and written communication. It can also interfere with your   step verbal directions,
      which interfere with learning. Language infiltrates all   child’s attention, memory, social skills, perseverance, and   difficulty  putting  thoughts
      areas of life from our thinking to our talking. When a child   self-regulation. A child can have a general language-based   into writing, forgetting small
      has difficulty processing language, they often struggle in   learning disability or a specific type such as dyslexia or   sight words, knowing what
      reading, spelling, writing, and with math word problems   dysgraphia.                                to say but difficulty getting
      since these areas require language.                 Warning signs of a language-based learning disability in   it out, difficulty getting to
        A language-based learning disability refers to a spectrum   young children include: a history of a speech and language   the point when speaking,
      of difficulties related to the understanding and use of spoken   impairment (remediated or ongoing), poor phonics,   and poor test performance
                                                                                                           despite having studied.
                                                                                                             Some students with language-based learning disabilities
                                           club news                                                       are diagnosed young while other children perform well in
                                                                                                           early elementary school and are diagnosed later when the
                                                                                                           demands of language in middle or high school increase.
                                                                                                           In addition, adolescents with a language-based learning
                                                                                                           disability have difficulty managing the heavy reading load
           Christian Women’s Connection Of                                                                 from multiple classes.
                                                                                                             Most individuals with a language-based learning
                   The Northern Palm Beaches                                                               disability need instruction that is specialized, explicit,
                                                                                                           structured, and multisensory, as well as ongoing, guided
                                                                                                           practice aimed at helping their specific areas of weakness.
                    Announces 2022/23 Season—Save The Dates!                                               School is often a struggle for kids with a language-based
                                                                                                           learning disability but once you get them through school,
                                                                                                           these smart kids inherit a world of opportunities.
          The Christian Women’s Connection luncheons begin   is welcome. Dec. 9, there will be Christmas music, a     If you need help with your child call as we test children
        Dec. 9, at 11:30 a.m., at The Twisted Tuna, 353 S. U.S.   Stonecroft inspirational speaker, Chicken Marsala, and   ages 5.5 through college for language based learning
        Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477 (located one block south   new friends.                               disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other
        of Indiantown Road on the east side of U.S. Highway 1).     The season’s dates are Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10,   processing disorders. Visit or call (561)
        We will meet in the lovely upper room and you can use   and March 10. The cost is $38 (including gratuity and   625-4125.
        the elevator or the stairs.                     program). Get reservations at or at
          We  are  affiliated  with  Stonecroft  Ministries,  an   (561) 744-8703.
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