LD Topics

Speech & Language

Language is often described in two ways: expressive language and receptive language. Individuals with LD often have difficulty with both expressive and receptive language. There is a strong relationship between language and learning disabilities. Articles within this section provide information about early warning signs of speech and language difficulties.

There are 11 articles in this section.

Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

Children with auditory processing disorder (APD) often do not recognized the subtle differences between sounds in words because a dysfunction makes it difficult for the brain to interpret the information. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders presents basic information on symptoms, diagnosis, and current research of APD.


Family mealtimes are a great way to reinforce communication skills and promote early literacy and good behavior with your child. Read on to learn how to with some simple activities designed to encourage language, problem solving, good habits.

Thinking with Language, Images, and Strategies

Early Identification of Speech-Language Delays and Disorders

If your child hasn't started speaking by age one and or you are concerned about their speech and language skills, there may be a concern. Early identification is key. They need to receive treatment before school begins so they won't miss out on essential pre-reading skills. Learn what the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has to say about early identification, evaluation, and speech-language treatments.

Nurturing Oral Language Skills

Speech and Language Milestone Chart

Late Blooming or Language Problem?

Foreign Language Learning and Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities and Foreign Language Learning

General Information About Speech and Language Disorders

The Relationship Between Language and Learning Disabilities