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Ch 10: Language Impairments Overview

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Get details about language impairments and their impacts using this short chapter. The lessons that comprise this chapter are great resources you can use whether you're a current or aspiring special education teacher, such as for professional development or preparing for necessary licensing exams.

Language Impairments Overview - Chapter Summary

From acquired language disorders to receptive language disorder, this chapter will provide detailed information about the symptoms and treatment of various language impairments. You will gain knowledge about how these impairments and disorders are recognized and how they affect language ability.

You will have the opportunity to study relevant term definitions to help you identify specific disorders. Once your review of this chapter is complete, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the warning signs of a language-based learning disability
  • Recognize the symptoms of language processing disorder
  • Describe pragmatic language disorder and its treatment
  • List types of phonological disorders
  • Define receptive language disorder and expressive language disorder
  • Discuss the symptoms of mixed receptive-expressive language disorder
  • Differentiate between acquired and developmental language disorders

You will need only 5-10 minutes to check out each video or text lesson, which are accessible at all times from any device. Study is convenient and entirely self-paced, and lessons contain short self-assessment quizzes to determine your level of understanding and need for further review. Easily track your progress through the chapter using your Dashboard.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Language Impairments Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Language-Based Learning Disability?

1. 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.

Language Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

2. 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.

Pragmatic Language Disorder: Diagnosis & Treatment

3. 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.

Phonological Disorders: Definition & Types

4. 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.

Receptive Language Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

5. 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.

Expressive Language Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

6. 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.

Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder: Treatment

7. 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.

Acquired vs. Developmental Language Disorders

8. 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.

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