Language acquisition is a function of complex cognitive processes. People who struggle with age-appropriate writing/reading or speaking in a language, can be said to have a Language Based Learning Disability i.e. LBLD. LBLD can negatively affect a student’s school experience as most curriculum-based study is closely related to language comprehension. There are certain indicators to LBLD, these are-

 Difficulty following written/oral instruction.
 Struggling with sound production.
 Difficulty in recalling words.
 Confusing between letters when writing/reading.
 Problem telling time.
 Struggling with sentence creation.
 Being unable to differentiate between left and right.
 Not being able to sustain eye contact.
 Not being able to express themselves clearly.
 Struggling with learning new vocabulary.

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A Speech-Language pathologist (SLP) can evaluate a child’s hearing, writing and speaking language ability. They will then gather additional information from the child’s teachers and parents in order to suggest intervention strategies that will enable the child to achieve their learning potential. An SLP will be able to assess exactly which area the child’s language learning is deficient in and target these areas specifically to treat his/her LBLD. A child with LBLD should be given the care they need in order to successfully navigate around their disability.

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