Processing Deficit (Language) (3B)
Students with processing deficits in language may have difficulties with reading comprehension, spelling, or decoding. These students have difficulty with making connections between words and the ideas they represent, expressing ideas clearly, learning new vocabulary, reading and comprehending material, understanding questions and following directions that are heard and/or read. Problems with phonological processing can impact reading comprehension, reading speed, and fluency. The process of translating print to speech sounds is very labor intensive for students with phonological processing difficulties which can slow down their processing and impact reading fluency and comprehension.
- Do you have difficulty sounding out new words?
- Do you read slowly in order to comprehend text?
- Do you have difficulty connecting words to their meanings?
- Do you confuse words and their meanings?
- What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?
- Swanson, H.L., Harris, K.R., & Graham, S. (2003). Handbook of Learning Disabilities. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
- Reading Rockets: Other Sources of Reading Difficulty
- The International Dyslexia Association: Frequently Asked Questions about Dyslexia
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Language-Based Learning Disabilities
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