What is a Language-Based Learning Disability?


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True or False: Dyslexia and a language-based learning disability are the same thing?

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1. If a child has a language-based learning disability, he or she may have trouble not only with words, but also with ____.

2. Sam is a very social student. He is able to verbally express his thoughts with accuracy. However, when it comes to completing a comprehension question on paper, he gets flustered and gives up. What strategy might you use to test Sam's understanding?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet can test your level of understanding about language-based learning disabilities. If you want to pass the quiz, you should know what children with language-based disabilities struggle with and the evaluations an SLP (speech-language pathologist) does for diagnosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Struggles a child with language-based disabilities have
  • If not knowing the alphabet means there is a language-based learning disability
  • Relationship between dyslexia and language-based disabilities
  • Tools an SLP uses for diagnosis
  • Case on how to test for comprehension

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a case on how to test for comprehension
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on language-based learning disabilities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the relationship between dyslexia and language-based disabilities

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about learning disabilities, review the accompanying lesson titled What is a Language-Based Learning Disability? The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Review what an LBLD is
  • Identify the various symptoms of LBLDs
  • Understand who can diagnose an LBLD
  • Explore the support a student with an LBLD can receive in the classroom