As a Parent or Teacher, you understand that Language plays a role in a child’s Reading, Writing, and overall Academic development and performance. In your interactions with your child or student, you naturally use language as the means to communicate and also to teach. It is the Natural way, and we often don’t even think about how we use language to help a child grow and learn!
But when a child is struggling with her language understanding or expression – or when she is not reading, writing or understanding effectively – language becomes a much more important component. This is when a Parent and Teacher need to have more specific knowledge about Language.
I can think of two Questions to ask
How can I improve my Communication with my Child to make learning experiences more productive?
How do my Child’s Language Skills impact her development and growth of Reading, Writing, and other Academic Areas?
You can find a great deal of practical and user-friendly information at www.asha.org. This website is the home of the American Speech-language and Hearing Association (ASHA), which is the national organization of speech-language pathologists.
I find these links incredibly helpful!
*Reading, Writing, & Language-Based Learning Disabilities (including Dyslexia)
*I think these links are particularly helpful. A child who is struggling with Literacy may well have subtle Language-related weaknesses that have not been noticed.
Typical Language development
Language disabilities in the schools
Please feel free to contact Linguistic Foundations with any questions you may have related to Language-based learning for a child, adolescent, teen, or adult. We will be happy to speak with you – it is our passion and an important key to a child’s learning!
In addition, if you think your child can benefit from assessment of her Language-learning and Literacy skills, we can speak about that, as well. Thank you very much!