Speech & Language

Speech & Language

The definition of learning disabilities includes problems in listening (understanding) and using spoken language. Very frequently, however, oral language problems are not considered to be learning disabilities. This is unfortunate because oral language is the basis or foundation of much learning in school as well as out of school. Perceiving and learning speech sounds, understanding and using new vocabulary, understanding and learning to use grammar, and using language appropriately to communicate with others are critical to school success.




Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD), also called Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, is a developmental disability which all too often goes undiagnosed.  Individuals with this potentially debilitating disorder generally suffer in silence. More on NLD



The mission of the National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders, Inc. is to assist families and individuals affected by auditory processing disorders through education, support, and public awareness as well as promoting auditory access of information for those affected by auditory processing disorders. More on NCAPD



The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 130,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. More on ASHA

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