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Language Disorders Resources - Chapter Summary
In order to best work with students who have language processing, expressive language or other types of language disorders, it is imperative that you possess a full understanding of these conditions. This knowledge will allow you to develop effective teaching strategies and intervention plans to promote the academic success of your students. The use of this chapter will reinforce what you might know or teach you new information about the following:
- What mixed receptive-expressive language disorder is and how to treat it
- Signs of a language-based learning disability and how teacher can support students with this type of disability
- Symptoms of expressive, receptive and language processing language disorders
- How language disorders present in adults and strategies for helping adults with these disorders
- Facts about acquired and developmental language disorders
Experienced instructors relate detailed information and examples about these topics in short video and text lessons to ensure your full understanding of this material. You can measure how much you have retained from each lesson and whether you need further review of any subject using the self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each lesson.
How It Helps
- Offers teaching strategies: Helps you develop different approaches to teaching students with language disorders.
- Defines key terms: Supports your understanding of different language disorders by supplying definition of key terms and phrases.
- Raises awareness: Relates symptoms and signs of specific language disorders so you can more easily identify students who might be struggling with these conditions.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand how language disorders are treated
- Implement accommodation and modification strategies to your lesson plans to address language disorders
- Differentiate between acquired and developmental language disorders
1. Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder: Treatment
This lesson describes the symptoms of mixed receptive-expressive language disorder and explains the difference between developmental and acquired disorders. It also explores treatment plans and intervention tips for families and teachers.
2. What is a Language-Based Learning Disability?
This lesson will define a language-based learning disability and provide you with warning signs. It will also help you support students with a language-based learning disability by providing you strategies and interventions.
3. Expressive Language Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment
Did you know that between three and seven percent of school-children are thought to have a language disorder? In this lesson, we will discuss expressive language disorder, its symptoms, and how it is treated.
4. Receptive Language Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment
Read this lesson to learn all about receptive language disorder. We will define receptive language disorder, its symptoms, causes, and how it is treated.
5. Language Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment
Some people have difficulty speaking and understanding the meaning behind other's words. This can be caused by Language Processing Disorder. Learn about LPD symptoms and treatment techniques in this lesson.
6. Language Processing Disorder in Adults
Have you ever met an adult who asks others to repeat themselves often, or frequently has trouble verbalizing their own thoughts? This person may be suffering from a language processing disorder (LPD). Learn about the cause and symptoms of LPD and strategies for working with adults with LPD.
7. Pragmatic Language Disorder: Diagnosis & Treatment
This lesson looks at pragmatic language disorder, how the disorder manifests itself and how it can be treated by concerned adults and professionals. The lesson also looks at the difference between pragmatic language disorder and autism spectrum disorder.
8. Expressive Language Disorder in Adults
Did you know that there are two different types of expressive language disorders? In this lesson we will define expressive language disorder, discuss its symptoms, causes, and treatment.
9. Acquired vs. Developmental Language Disorders
Language is a huge part of human communication and interaction. In this lesson, we'll talk about two major types of language disorders: developmental and acquired language disorders. We'll talk about the difference and how they impact language ability.
10. Phonological Disorders: Definition & Types
This lesson is concerned with a problem that is all too common among young children and adults. In young children, being able to speak clearly is called a phonological disorder, while in adults (as well as children) it is a reading issue. Whether reading or speaking, this lesson examines how these disorders effect sufferers and how they can be recognized.
11. Classroom Modifications for Speech & Language Disorders
Students who have speech and language disorders can still succeed in the classroom. This lesson offers some modifications that will help these students learn.
12. How to Help a Child with Pragmatic Language Impairment
Helping children develop their pragmatics is an important part of assisting their language development as well as their social and emotional growth. This lesson gives you some ideas about how to help students with pragmatic language impairments.
13. Teaching Pragmatic Language Skills
Do you have students who struggle to use appropriate verbal and nonverbal language in different social situations? Then this is the lesson for you! Read on for fun activities that will increase your students' pragmatic skills starting today!
14. Pragmatic Language Games
Use this lesson to help guide your students in developing and practicing appropriate pragmatic skills. Fun and engaging games and activities are suggested for you to use in your classroom in small and whole-group settings.
15. Pragmatic Language Activities for Adults
Your adult students need to be able to communicate effectively in real life situations. You can help them by providing some practical exercises to communicate with ease in different scenarios.
16. Group Activities for Nonverbal Students
What activities can you do with a group of nonverbal students? If you're looking for some group activities that involve less speaking, here are a few ideas that you can use as a starting point and adapt to your classroom needs.
17. Teaching Writing to Nonverbal Students
Nonverbal students are sometimes still capable of learning to read and write, but there are specific challenges involved. This lesson discusses what it means to teach writing to nonverbal students.
18. Teaching Reading to Nonverbal Students
Helping nonverbal students learn to read can be an exciting endeavor, but it is also challenging. This lesson discusses some key tools and strategies involved in teaching nonverbal students to read.
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